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Tonya Harding Tells Police of Man’s Attempt to Abduct Her

Associated Press

Tonya Harding says she foiled an abduction attempt early Wednesday by ramming her truck into a tree and running away from a bushy-haired man who tried to commandeer her vehicle.

The figure skater told police the man abducted her outside her home at knifepoint and forced her to drive to a rural area. She said she dodged him in a chase through the woods, then jumped back in her truck and took off.

Aside from a slap mark on her face, Harding was unharmed.

Harding, looking serious and shaken, arrived at the Clackamas County sheriff’s office Wednesday night to help develop a composite sketch of the suspect. She told reporters she was “scared.”

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“I just hope that he gets caught,” she said. “There are so many women that go through this and now I know how they feel.”

Sheriff’s deputies said they were taking the matter seriously.


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