06/11/2014 06:06 EDT | Updated 08/11/2014 05:59 EDT

Woman Attacked After Stopping To Help Kittens Cross The Road: RCMP

NANAIMO, B.C. - Police in Nanaimo, B.C., are investigating a bizarre early-morning attack on a teen who reported being thrown to the ground when she stopped her car to help some kittens crossing the road.

RCMP say the 17-year-old girl got out of her vehicle at about 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday and noticed a vehicle pull up behind her.

She briefly spoke with the driver but as she walked back to her car police say the man attacked her and that at one point she lost consciousness.

Mounties are calling the incident an attempted abduction and say the girl suffered cuts to her hands and knees but did not require treatment in hospital.

Const. Gary O'Brien says the teen drove home and called 911.

The alleged attacker has been described as someone in his early to mid-20s.

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