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UVA Student Abducted, Nearly Assaulted

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Charlottesville, VA—After a University of Virginia student was abducted and nearly assaulted when she tried to hail a cab, students say they are shocked.

Police say the girl was alone near several sorority and fraternity houses, and tied to hail a cab. No cabs stopped, but a car the girl didn't recognize pulled to a stop. She got in, and the scary incident began to unfold.

The man driving the car drove the girl home as she asked, but didn't stop once he got there. He kept driving, and locked the doors. Finally, after reaching a dark hill miles away, he tried to assault her.

Thankfully, the young lady was able to escape, and called police. The university sent out an email about the incident to students on Monday.

Students say they aren't used to these types of events around campus, and are taking precautions.

UVA student Amy West plans to be as safe as possible while out and about, especially after dark. "If I go out at night, I'll be with friends, and then I won't leave unless someone's coming with me."

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