Medford man arrested for attempted kidnapping



MEDFORD, Ore. — A man arrested for attempted kidnapping this weekend in Medford may have tried to lure other women into his vehicle as well.

Authorities say 39-year-old Fidel Flores-Avalos of Talent is accused of trying to drag a women into his car in Medford. The arrest stems from an incident on Jan. 13 when Flores-Avalos allegedly tried to coax a 22-year-old Medford woman into his car before getting out, grabbing her and trying to force her into the vehicle.

Police believe he has tried to lure others into his car since the incident, but before his arrest. His behavior in those incidents, however, isn’t considered criminal, police say. A fourth woman reported similar attempts over several months.