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LEWISVILLE (CBSDFW.COM) – Lewisville Police are investigating after a 9-year-old girl says she was almost kidnapped on her way to school Tuesday morning.

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“She was so emotional. She was shaky and hyperventilating,” said the girl’s mom, who asked she not be identified.

The mother said she usually drives her daughter to her bus stop at the front of their apartment complex on the 2100 block of Uecker Lane. But Tuesday, she was running late and sent her daughter out the door by herself.

“She said a man had tried to grab her, that he jumped out of the bushes and tried to grab her and followed her into the apartment complex.”

The girl told her mother that she ran as fast as she could and even bruised her leg jumping off a retaining wall.

The man, she said, continued chasing her.

“He made arm gestures like this as he ran for her, and she was afraid that he was trying to grab her,” she said. “My daughter says she started knocking on her friends’ doors and screaming at the top of her lungs.”

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The girl’s mother said she drove by the front of the complex and grew worried when she didn’t see her daughter.

Moments later, she spotted her running back toward the bus stop, looking scared.

“I’m razzled. It happened so quick you don’t know who to trust anymore,” she said.

Police have taken statements and are investigating, but the family’s happy their loved one is doing well.

“We continue to tell her what she did today by screaming and knocking on doors was 100 percent the best thing that she could have done in that situation. I am very proud of the way she handled it,” she said.

Lewisville Police are asking anyone with information on the incident to call them.

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