A 13-year-old girl is lucky to be alive after fleeing a Texas motel last month from an alleged predator who posed as a 15-year-old girl.
The 13-year-old girl became friends via Facebook with the 15-year-old, and was dropped off by her sister at a motel to finally meet her new friend, CBS said.
According to the police, the girl was greeted by an older man who told her that her friend was in the shower and would meet her shortly, CNN said.
While the teen walked towards the bathroom, the man allegedly grabbed her and put tape over her mouth, CBS said.
As the girl resisted and attempted to scream, the man panicked and removed the tape, police said.
Forcing the man to release his grip, the girl blurted out that her sister was waiting outside the motel for her, police said to CNN.
The man left a fake name with the person working in the motel's lobby but Plainview Police were still able to identify him. Police have questioned the man but he has not been arrested. He could possibly be charged with online solicitation of a minor and unlawful restraint, CBS said.