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San Tan Valley jogger eludes man who tried to pull her into truck

(Facebook Photo/Pinal County Sheriff's Office)

PHOENIX – The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in finding a man who tried to drag a female jogger into his vehicle Thursday in San Tan Valley.

The suspect was described as a white male in his mid-30s with brown hair and scruffy facial hair. He was wearing a light-colored or white shirt and driving a gray pickup truck, possibly a Toyota Tacoma.

The woman told investigators she was running in the Johnson Ranch community just before 10 a.m. when she noticed she was being followed by truck.

She said the driver started making inappropriate comments before opening his door. He grabbed her by the arm and tried to pull her into the truck, but she got away.

PCSO IS SEEKING THE PUBLIC’S HELP AFTER AN ATTEMPTED ABDUCTIONOn Thursday, January 31st, just before 10 a.m., a…

Posted by Pinal County Sheriff's Office on Thursday, January 31, 2019

The man continued following her and telling her to get in, but he drove off when he saw she was calling 911.

The woman was treated for minor wrist injuries.

Anybody with information was asked to call the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office at 520-866-5111.

San Tan Valley is located about 15 miles southeast of Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in northern Pinal County.

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