An attempted kidnapping was caught on a man's home-surveillance camera in the South Bay last Friday.
Frankie Tavares' surveillance cameras were meant keep people safe, and on Friday they captured the attempted abduction of a 13-year-old girl.
"I was like, 'Oh, my God, it is true.' I couldn't believe it," Tavares said.
The video shows the girl walking along East St. James Street.As she passed behind a parked car, she is apparently dragged into a driveway. After several seconds, the girl runs off.
There were no clear shots of the attacker.
Manuel Alves, a neighbor, said he was lying down in bed and he heard a little girl screaming.
"You know, the kind of scream that rings your ear," Alves said.
Neighbors also heard the commotion and came running.
Alves said he actually starting searching for the man before police even arrived.
"You come to my neighborhood and get me that upset," he said. "It wasn't my girl. Wasn't my family, but at that point it became my family, my girl."
San Jose police released a sketch of the man hoping someone would recognize him.
Neighbors say they have.
"As soon as I saw the sketch I was like, 'I've seen him somewhere and I know it's in this area because I've never seen him out of this area and I've always seen him on foot,'" said neighbor Melissa Rodriguez. "It upsets even me more that he hasn't been caught yet, because I will not rest until he gets caught."
Authorities released a statement Thursday saying there were no new leads in the case, though Tavares said police still haven't seen his video, which captured the scene from two angles.
He's hoping they might find some more clues there.
"I'm looking out for her now," Tavares said. "I want to make sure justice is served."
Authorities are asking anyone with information on this incident to contact police.
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