updated 3/22/2006 10:48:38 PM ET 2006-03-23T03:48:38

A 14-year-old girl has told police she escaped from a kidnapper with the help of a hammer.

Police said the quick-thinking girl found the tool in the man’s car and used it to hit him in the groin.

The girl told police the man forced her into his car while she was walking to her school bus stop on Tuesday.

Police said the girl told them she remembered a lesson from school to always search for a weapon in that kind of situation. So she told her abductor she had dropped her ring in the car and went searching for it. That’s when she felt the hammer under her seat.

She said she hit him with it, then ran to her grandmother’s house.

The suspect is still being sought.

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