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AVON, Ind. – Hendricks County sheriff’s deputies are investigating an attempted kidnapping.

Police were called to the B&O trail northeast of Avon on June 18 after receiving a report of a 17-year-old girl who was approached by 4 men while walking alone around 9:20 p.m.

Officers say a hispanic man around the age of 30 expressed romantic interest in the girl. When the girl turned around to walk the opposite direction, the man tried to kiss her and she ran away. He chased her down and grabbed the girls hand, but she pulled away and continued to run.

Police say the man was last seen walking westbound on the trail toward Ronald Reagan Boulevard. The man has not been identified and anyone with information should contact Detective Sgt. Charles Tyree at 317-745-9345.