Police in Tumwater are searching for a man they say tried to solicit sex from a 16-year-old girl.
The incident occurred at about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday as the girl was walking on Capitol Boulevard near Linwood Avenue when a man in a blue or black Subaru Forester with a silver rack on top drove past her multiple times, honking and waving. The girl ignored him and continue walking to a home on South Second Avenue Southwest.
When she got there, the suspect pulled into the driveway and motioned for the girl. According to police, when she approached the vehicle, he tried to solicit her for sex and she declined. The suspect then grabbed her arm but she fought him off.
The suspect then pulled out of the driveway, nearly hitting the girl in the process, and the girl went to a neighbor’s home to call 911.
The suspect is described as a Hispanic or mixed-race man in his 50s wearing a tan baseball hat and glasses. He may have a mustache.
Anyone with information is asked to call Tumwater Police Department at 360-754-4200 or 360-704-2740.