Woman attempts to kidnap 11-year-old girl on her way to school, police say

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A woman attempted to kidnap an 11-year-old girl on her way to school in the 4000 block of Knight Arnold in Parkway Village Monday morning, according to the Memphis Police Department.

"That's scary. That's really scary, because that could've been any of our kids," said parent Ronda Lee.

The victim told police a woman jumped out of a burgundy four-door vehicle, grabbed her arm and attempted to pull her inside around 7:30 a.m.

The 11-year-old said the woman jumped back into the car and sped away with an unknown man in the drivers seat after she started to scream.

Margaret Busby lives nearby, she tells us parents and school staff are usually around.

"The walking guards are always out there," said Busby. "I'm shocked that it happened cause they monitor the kids and they're always out here until the last kid leaves."

Another neighbor says that`s not always the case.

"The crossing guard is there but a lot of times when I'm getting ready to take my kids to school, a few kids are out there in the morning and there's no one out there," said Lee. "No adults, they're sometimes out there by themselves."

According to the police report, there was also a man inside the car.

"If they're gonna be there that early they should have some type of before school care or by 7:30 an adult should be outside," said Lee. "Also if they're that young they shouldn't be walking to school alone."

The victim was not injured during the incident.

The suspect's car had a dent on the rear driver's side panel.

No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at (901)-528-CASH.