U of M student says men tried to abduct her
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A University of Minnesota student says two men tried to abduct her when she was walking alone near campus.
The woman told police she was on University Avenue near TCF Bank Stadium early Wednesday when two men pulled up in a dark blue sedan. The passenger asked if she needed help, then got out, grabbed her, and pulled her toward the car.
A crime alert from the university says when the woman tried to defend herself with pepper spray, the man pushed her to the ground and used it on her. She screamed and they drove away.
Just three days earlier, a woman reported she was raped near campus by a man posing as a police officer.
University of Minnesota police say more patrols will be on campus this weekend.