Woman runs out of gas, man who stops to help reportedly tries to rape her

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- A man accused of offering to help a woman, in order to kidnap and rape her, is behind bars Tuesday.

Michael Love, 41, is facing attempted rape and kidnapping charges for an incident that allegedly happened in June.

Law enforcement found him and arrested him this week.

Arrest documents said a woman ran out of gas and was able to wheel her car into a gas station parking lot near Shelby Drive and Millbranch.

Arrest documents said that was when Love drove up and offered to help her.

The woman got in his car and he drove her to the 4500 block of Goodwill, which is a dead end street.

Love reportedly dragged the woman into the grass and tried to take her clothes off.

The woman fought, so the suspect took off, leaving her there.

The woman was able to make it to a main road to get help.

Officers found the woman's belongings on Goodwill.

Fingerprints on the cell phone led investigators to Love.

Gas station customers on Shelby Drive were shocked to hear the news Tuesday.

"It's really scary for us to be, as women and females, to be out and somebody could possibly, you know, assault us like that. It's very scary," said gas station customer Chakitra Hill.

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