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North Port, Florida -- The search is on for a man who may have tried to abduct a girl in North Port.

Sarasota deputies say a girl was attacked Wednesday night near Capilla Lane and San Lorenzo Avenue, in a neighborhood north of Tamiami Trail.

The girl says she was looking down at her phone when the man pulled her to the ground, kicked her in the thigh and hit her in the face.  The girl managed to kick the man, and he took off.

He's described as a black man in his late 20s to mid 30s with a shaved head, between 6'3" and 6'5", wearing khaki shorts, a black shirt and black high-top sneakers.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Sarasota Sheriff's Office at 941-861-4900 or Crime Stoppers at 941-366-TIPS. You can also leave a message by texting TIP109 and a message to CRIMES (274637).

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