5 things for Houstonians to know for Friday, April 30

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Here are things to know for Friday, April 30

1. Mother says man attempted to kidnap her daughter while she walked home from school in west Houston

A west Houston mother jumped into crime-fighting mode after she says a man tried to kidnap her 13-year-old daughter while she walked home from school.

“She’s crying. She says, ‘This guy just tried to pick me up. He asked me if I wanted a ride and he told me to get into his car,’” said Fatima Bangura as she described what happened to her daughter.

The attempted kidnapping happen on April 15 on Morton Road near Greenhouse.

Kadija Kwemah, a seventh-grader, said she was leaving Mayde Creek Junior High School when a man in a white Dodge Ram tried to coerce her into his truck.

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2. Family looking for answers 2 months after 23-year-old man died inside Harris County jail