Surveillance Video: Teen Fights Off Attacker in Dallas

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DALLAS - Dallas Police are searching for the man who assaulted and tried to abduct a Roosevelt High School student as she walked to school Tuesday morning.

It was all caught on surveillance video near the Salvation Army. The video shows what cops describe as a dark-colored Honda Civic pull up, park, and then the guy approaches the 17-year-old.

The student says the man walked past her, turned around and grabbed her from behind, putting her in a bear hug.

"She dropped immediately to the ground. He tried to drag her for a brief moment and then he ran off when the witness screamed," Major Rob Sherwin with Dallas PD explained.

Now police say that witness might have helped the student get away.

Cops say the guy's about 6’1, in his 30s with a beard.

"Last night we had patrol officers saturate the area. We continue to work with Dallas ISD police to get the information out to their students and parents," he said.

They're now asking for the public's help in identifying this man so other students won't have to worry about their walk to school.