Ardmore police release new details, surveillance video on attempted kidnapping case

ARDMORE, Okla. (KXII) - Lexi Jordan runs on the trail at Ardmore regional park and said she is now extra cautious after hearing about a kidnapping a little more than a week ago.

"Out here, especially in Ardmore, I feel safe when I come out here," Jordan said. "(I'm) just kind of mind blown by the situation. I would not expect that to happen."

A man driving a solid, bright blue Dodge Challenger tried to kidnap a 20-year-old woman while she was running around 10 a.m. on Sun. May 5.

New surveillance video shows the man parking his car across the street from Noble Stadium on Veterans Boulevard.

Police said he had been stalking the victim for several minutes as she ran along the paved trail.

He crossed the street to wait for the victim as she finished her run, grabbing her from behind.

However, she was able to break free, get away and run to her dad who was waiting nearby at the Ardmore school softball field.

The two got in their black truck and looked for the suspect, but he got away.

He headed toward I-35.

Sgt. Brice Woolly with Ardmore police said they believe the suspect may not be from the Ardmore area.

"And so we don't want to be closed minded," Woolly said. "We don't want to fence ourselves in when it comes to thinking about where the suspect may be."

The suspect is described as a five-foot-six, slightly built dark-skinned man.

The blue challenger has tinted windows and chrome wheels.

The FBI is looking at the surveillance video for more details.

Jordan said she hopes this incident does not discourage people from running on the trails.

She said she will continue to run with either a friend or her Alaskan Malamute dog and avoid going by herself.

"Now, I'm going to use caution if I do," Jordan said.

Ardmore police said the surveillance video shows several cars and trucks passing by the suspect while he was walking and driving around the area.

Anyone who may have been in the area at the time or has information is asked to call Ardmore police at 580-221-2576 or 580-223-1212.