Santa Maria police are searching for a man they said tried to kidnap a young woman after exposing himself to her near the intersection of Park Street and College Drive, next to the college campus.
Police said the man called the young woman over to his car. When she approached the car, she noticed he was masturbating.
Police said the girl ran away but the man chased her down and grabbed her. She got away and called for help.
The man got away but was described as a Hispanic male in his 30s with dark brown spiky hair.
He was last seen driving a newer model white compact car. If you have any information call the Santa Maria Police Department.