Woman says man tries to lure her into his van


PELL CITY, Ala. (WIAT) — A frightful run-in at a Pell City Walmart has a mother and daughter speaking out to warn others.

Le’gan Isbell said a man tried to lure her out of the store and into his car.

Le’gan and her mom Monica Isbell tell us the experience was an eye-opener. Monica says she taught her daughter what to do if she ever found herself in a compromising situation, but when fear sets in, it’s easy to forget.

Le’gan said she separated from her mother and went to the makeup aisle.

“Then all of a sudden, I felt a presence above me, staring at me,” she said.

She said the man then told her he had makeup in his car that she could look at.

“Then he wanted me to come to his car, and I was like, ‘no,” she said.

Leg’an’s incident happened on Tuesday afternoon. Her mother posted about it on Facebook. That post now has over 1,000 shares.

Monica is just glad her daughter is ok. She said she is glad they’re able to tell a story of awareness, and not something worse.

“Mama bear wanted to attack. Yes. That’s my only girl and I’m going to protect her all that I can,” Monica said.

An incident report was filed with Pell City Police. Officers encouraged women to call 911 anytime they feel uncomfortable.

A count in the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s database shows that there are 69 active missing women cases at the moment. The most recent is Aniah Blanchard, whose suspected attacker is currently on trial, and the oldest is Carla Rebecca Corley, who went missing with her disabled child in 1980.

She was believed to be in danger at the time.

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