Woman tells police she wasn’t abducted from SEPTA bus, despite witness testimony

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The woman who police said was attacked and abducted from a SEPTA bus early Friday morning came forward to investigators and told them she was not kidnapped, ABC Philly reported.

The incident happened around 2 a.m. Friday when a man driving either a Silver Pontiac Grand Am or Grand Prix, with temporary Delaware tags, yelled at the woman from outside the bus and, according to witnesses, ABC said, punched a window hard enough to crack it. When he tried to enter the bus, the driver pulled away.
“The woman, who boarded the bus at the Frankford Transportation Terminal, then got out of the bus at a stop on the 4200 block of Roosevelt Boulevard,” Philly.com reported. “The man met her at the front door, pulled her off the bus, punched her twice in the head and forced her into his car.”
Investigators believe the victim and her abductor knew each other and that there may have been another man in the car at the time.
The victim is described as a 20-something, 5-foot-7 black female with short black hair. She was reportedly wearing dark clothing at the time of the abduction.
The alleged abductor is described as looking about 25 years old and around 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-10 with a thin frame and short hair.
If you have any information, you can anonymously call 215-686-TIPS, text PPDTIP (773847) or submit a tip online or via email to tips@phillypolice.com.

Matt Lee is a web producer for Metro New York. He writes about almost everything and anything. Talk to him (or yell at him) on Twitter so he doesn’t feel lonely: @off_Yellow.

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