SANTA FE, N.M. — Police are looking for a trio who approached a 15-year-old girl in south Santa Fe on Wednesday in what may have been an attempted abduction.
The girl was walking on Jaguar Drive near Avenida Contenta about noon when a red car pulled up near her.
A woman in the front passenger seat told the teen that “her nephew” — referring to a man in the back seat — “thought she was cute” and tried to get her to come to the car, according to Santa Fe police Sgt. Andrea Dobyns. Another man was driving the car.
The girl later told police “the guy in the back seat looked way too old to be a nephew,” Dobyns said.
The girl refused to approach the car. That’s when the driver made a U-turn to get on the same side of the street as the girl and began following her, Dobyns said.
The girl ran away to a park.
A while later, she told her mother what happened. Police were called about an hour after the incident.
Where the girl was walking is near Cesar Chavez Elementary School, but school is out for spring break.
Dobyns said the red paint on the four-door car looked old. It had tinted windows and rims that looked star-shaped.
The male driver is described as 40 to 50 years old, with white and gray hair, brown eyes, a mustache and a pointy nose. The woman in the car was heavy-set with brown, curly hair. She was missing some top teeth and was wearing small prescription glasses.
All the girl could say about the “nephew” in the back seat was that he was heavy-set.