Report: Man tried to abduct girl walking to middle school in Atlanta

Atlanta police say an 8th grade girl who was walking to Long Middle School in Atlanta on Tuesday was approached by a man driving a red 4-door car with tinted windows, and told to get in the vehicle.

A similar incident happened Monday near Booker T. Washington High School, but police say it is too early to know if the two events are connected.

In Tuesday's incident the girl told police the unidentified man was heavyset and possibly in his 50s. When she did not initially respond to his demand to get in the car, he followed her in his car as she continued to walk to school, she told police. She finally took off running and ran all the way to school,where she notified authorities, police said.

Police began canvasing the area for a car that fit the description, but did not find one.