Woman sprays mace in man’s face during kidnapping attempt in Denton

On Sunday evening, a woman was walking along the frontage road of Interstate 35E near Centre Place Drive when she noticed a white van following closely behind her. She changed directions, but the van followed her.

The van pulled up alongside of her and a man jumped out of the passenger’s side of the car. He grabbed her around the waist and attempted to put her in the van, but she was able to spray mace into the man’s face.

After hit with the mace, the man dropped her, got back into the van, and sped off. The vehicle was last seen fleeing southbound on I35E.

Police have not released any more information about the van.

“The Denton Police Department encourages everyone to remain aware of their surroundings and stay alert, as the victim in this case did.”

The incident is under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Denton PD at (940) 349-8181.