VINTON, Va. -

A Vinton neighborhood is on alert after a man tried to force a woman into his truck.

Police say it happened around 5:00 a.m. Wednesday while the woman was walking to work.

She was able to fight him off.

Neighbors say this is rare, but it will definitely make them more aware of who's passing through.

“I do walk some, I do walk. I walk to get my hair fixed, I walk to Family Dollar, I do walk across the street to Kroger, so it does. So it does frighten me,” Norma Whitlow said.

The man was driving a dark colored pickup truck.

Call the Vinton Police Department at (540) 562-3265 if you have any information you think will help.

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