Girl fends off abductor in Telluride area

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY - Law enforcement in the Telluride area are on alert after an 11-year-old girl was the target of an attempted abduction Saturday, Jan. 26, in Mountain Village.

According to an article in the Telluride Watch, the girl, bit her attacker to get away.

According to a statement released Sunday, Jan. 27, a white male approached the girl "in the area of the Big Billie's Apartment complex" and was "driving a vehicle described as being similar to a delivery van, with no windows on its sides, a sliding passenger door, and square headlights. The vehicle has two barn style doors with windows, and there is a crack in the windshield on the driver's side" roughly five inches long that runs down towards the dash. No information was obtained on the license plate numbers.

The suspect is a white male, approximately 5-foot-9, between the ages of 35-45, with a medium build and salt/pepper hair, acne scars on his face and a chicken pox scar on his right temple. He may have a bite mark on the palm of his left hand where the girl bit him.