MARIETTA, GA (WXIA) – A Cobb County teen is describing the scary moment when a man tried to abduct her as she was walking home with her dog.
Police have stepped up patrols in the Marietta neighborhood to find the suspect. The incident has the area near Darnell and Barber roads on high alert.
"I was pretty frightened," said Sarah McKelvie, 15.
Sarah says she won't take the walk without her dog Sassy again. Not after what happened Thursday morning as she came back from taking her younger sisters a few blocks to school.
"There was a truck pulled up next to a house, and at first, I thought he was picking up someone, but I guess that wasn't the case, and so I continued walking," she said. "Whenever he tried to open the door, he tried to grab me, and that's when the dog went crazy."