HOUSTON – A man attempted to kidnap two women in north Houston Saturday, the Harris County Precinct 4 office said.
The man attempted to kidnap one woman in the 900 block of North Vista Drive and the other in the 16200 block of Bend Drive, the constable's office said.
Officials released surveillance video of the incident in hopes someone will recognize the suspect's vehicle.
Witnesses told investigators that the man assaulted one of the victims and attempted to force her into his vehicle.
"We were going to the store when we saw a young lady run out in front of a garbage truck," said witness Larry Whitfield. "She was screaming and hollering, 'Help me! help me! help me!'"
She was able to break free, but was badly injured, investigators said.
The other victim, Luz Baena, was riding her bicycle when she said she noticed a gray car driving close to her.