According to Friday's St. Paul Pioneer Press:
WHITE BEAR TOWNSHIP
Girl, 17, escapes abduction attempt
A man tried to abduct a 17-year-old girl in White Bear Township on Thursday afternoon but she was able to get away, according to Ramsey County law enforcement officials.
The girl was approached in the area of U.S. 61 and County Road J as she was biking, according to authorities. The suspect was described as about 30 years old, heavy-set, with a beard and no mustache. He was wearing a dark green baseball cap.
The man tried to grab the girl, authorities said, but she was able to pull away and bike to safety.
The man was driving a gray Ford pickup, described as an older model, with no topper.
The case is under investigation. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Ramsey County sheriff's office at 651-266-7320.