An attacker is still on the loose near Lincoln City.
The Oregonian reported Tuesday that local teen Chelsea Hopkins nearly escaped death over the weekend after being abducted by an armed man inside a shopping mall parking lot. The unidentified man was able to pull out of the lot in Hopkin’s car with her in the passenger seat.
Kimberly A.C. Wilson of The Oregonian reported that Hopkins remained calm while taking in her surroundings. “As soon as he was about to stop, I realized the door was unlocked and I had to do it,” Hopkins said Tuesday, recovering at home after the ordeal. “I looked toward that house and I started to sprint. I wouldn’t look back and I just ran. I kept falling, but I didn’t stop. I just kept running.”
KATU News ran it as their top story Tuesday morning. The man is still on the loose and described as a white man, 5 feet, 11 inches, weighing between 180 and 200 pounds, with short strawberry blond hair and teeth missing from the side of his mouth.
Skeeterbug posted at 7:45pm on 7/5/11: