A student who reported an attempted abduction near the University of Akron campus has a warning for all students and parents.
The student said she was walking home alone around 2:15 a.m. on Friday near Brown and Wheeler streets, just south of campus, when a stranger approached her.
The girl said a black BMW pulled up to her and told her she shouldn't be walking in the cold and that she needed to get into the vehicle.
She asked the man to drive away, and that's when he got aggressive.
"He said you’re not even cute, you’re not even pretty, you don’t even look good, I’m not going to do anything, just get in the car," she said.
The girl said the car drove away but then circled back and had a black Chevy Impala driving closely with it.
She said she took off and hid in a backyard until she felt safe enough to run a couple of blocks home.
The student said she went to the police in the morning but wishes she had gone sooner.
She said she is sharing her story because she wants to warn students to never walk alone and be aware of their surroundings.
"It feels surreal, like unreal almost like it didn’t happen, but it did absolutely and it’s scary to walk myself through detail by detail what I was going through and just thinking one small thing could’ve been different and it could have been a completely different outcome," she said.
Akron police are investigating the attempted abduction.