Franklin police warning women after stranded teen driver attacked on I-65

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FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WKRN) – Franklin police are looking for information concerning the attack of a stranded teen driver.

According to police, around 8:20 p.m. Sunday night, a 16-year-old girl pulled over on I-65 S, between Cool Springs Boulevard and McEwen Drive, after a flat tire. 

Officers said that while the girl was standing outside the car waiting for her dad to arrive to help, a man grabbed her from behind and pulled her down the hill and into the ditch between I-65 S and the back side of the Mallory Lane Sam’s Club. 

The victim was able to escape an apparent sexual assault attempt. 

Police said the suspect fled on foot into the I-65 wood line and is at large. 

Investigators described the man as a tall white male with dirty brown teeth and a medium build. He is believed to be in his late 30s to early 40s. He has a “dirty-blonde” beard and looked like he had not shaved his face in several days. He is believed to be about six feet tall. 

The victim was treated for minor injuries at the scene. 

Anyone with information is urged to call Franklin police at (615) 794-2513. 

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