Teen abducted in Detroit, escapes in Hamtramck

15-year-old says man grabs her outside her home, drives her to apartment complex

By Shawn Ley - Reporter

DETROIT - Aliza McQueen says she's never been so scared in her life.

She was in front of her Detroit home in the 5500 block of Philip Tuesday night when police confirm she was abducted by a 45-year-old man.

"I came out to look for my phone. I turned my back. He hit me in the head, put his hand over my mouth and dragged me in the car and drove off," McQueen told Local 4.

The 15-year-old said the man kept asking her questions and sharing sexual plans he had for her.

"He asked me did I drink, did I smoke. I said, ‘no,'" McQueen said.

Back at home, McQueen's mother, Nioka Ellis, said she knew something was wrong when she couldn't find her daughter. Ellis said her daughter is never out of her sight and she began to frantically search for her.

"We started walking up the blocks and stuff," the mother said.

The man drove McQueen more than eight miles -- to his apartment in Hamtramck in the 1800 block of Commor. It was then that McQueen saw an opportunity and jumped out of the car. She ran to a home asking for help and was taken in.

"They said, ‘Go hide in the closet.' Then, he came to they house and said, "Did you see a girl in a pink jacket?' They told him no," McQueen said.

Hamtramck police were called and arrested the man, who is on parole for felony convictions -- including home invasion, assault with a dangerous weapon, larceny and for dealing cocaine.

"I was shaking. I've never been through this before in my life," McQueen said.

The teen and her mother said they wanted to share their store to warn others and to make sure there are not any other victims.

"I'm very relieved, but hurt knowing what could have happened," Ellis said.

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