Girl told police she kicked would-be kidnapper and got away Tuesday in Aurora

AURORA, Colo. - An 11-year-old Aurora girl told police she kicked a man in the shin and slipped out of her backpack to get away from a would-be kidnapper on Tuesday.

The girl told police she was walking home from school at about 4:30 p.m. near East Evans Avenue and South Telluride Street when a man in a black, 4-door hatchback drove up and asked her if she wanted a ride home.

"When the victim refused, the suspect got out of his vehicle and grabbed the victim from behind," police said. 

The girl told police she kicked the man in the shin, slipped out of her backpack and ran away.

Police said the suspect was a white man in his 30s. He was approximately 5-foot-11-inches tall with a muscular build.

The man had brown eyes and bushy brown eyebrows. The suspect had a tattoo of a tear or cross on the outside corner of his right eye.

Police said the girl told them the man was driving a black, 4-door hatchback with "heavy scratching" on the passenger door that looked like it had been sanded down for painting. 

If you saw the incident or recognize the vehicle, please call Detective Sergeant Bob Wesner of the Crimes Against Children Unit at (303) 739-6093.

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