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WATCH: Teen jumps from moving car after alleged abduction in Bridgeport

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Tim Fleischer reporting live (WABC)

The video shows the teenaged girl's dramatic escape from what police call a would-be abduction.

The 17-year-old barrel rolled out of a moving Toyota, which proceeded to drive around town.

Bridgeport Police want your help in finding the driver, said to be a woman in her 40s.

It started at the corner of Boston and Palisade in Bridgeport.

The teen was walking to school early Monday morning when police say the driver of a charcoal gray Toyota lured her into the car, and started assaulting her.

The victim managed to bail and call police.

The Toyota then made a U-turn at Dover Street and traveled east on Boston Avenue, continuing into Stratford.
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A 17-year-old claims she was abducted and assaulted by someone driving a gray Toyota.

"Maybe if it was a man trying to get her in the car, but seeing as it's a woman, but she still don't know who that person is," a resident said.

Police haven't said how the suspect lured the victim into the car in the first place.

The car is described as a Toyota Yaris with its rear bumper missing to expose the white Styrofoam beneath.

It was being driven by an apparent predator; the teenager forced to risk her life, to get away.

"It's like her only resort. What else could she do, cause maybe if she didn't bail out she'd be dead," a resident said.

The victim described the suspect as a Hispanic woman in her 40s, with black hair in a ponytail and freckles on her face. She was wearing a black leather jacket at the time.

Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact the Bridgeport Detective Jeff Holtz at 203-581-5293.
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