Woman fights off kidnapper

The Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans police say a woman fought off a would-be kidnapper by kicking him in the groin.

A police report says the 41-year-old was getting her mail when she noticed a white van, and afterward was approached by a man who “pulled her shirt over her head and wrapped her face with it.” Police say the man put his arm around her neck and they got into a struggle.

Police say the man fell after the woman kicked him, and that she called police after running to her vehicle and driving home.

The incident was reported about 5:30 p.m. in the 1300 block of Chimney Wood Lane. Police ask anyone with information to call.

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