A 14-year-old girl told police that a man attempted to kidnap her and punched her in the face Friday night. The alleged incident occurred around 5:50 p.m. in the area of 10th and Spokane streets while the girl was walking southbound. The girl said a skinny male was driving a newer green four-door passenger car with several dents on the passenger side. “He got out of the vehicle and attempted to grab her and force her into the car,” Post Falls police Chief Scot Haug said. “After he was unable to get her into the car, he struck her in the face and knocked her to the ground. She was able to run away and the male yelled obscenities at her as she took off. “She said she has never seen him before”/Brian Walker, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.
Question: A Post Falls man told a newscaster from a Spokane TV station that he'd moved from Chicago to get away from crimes like this. Do you think the Coeur d'Alene/Post Falls area is relatively safe for children?