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Man charged with kidnapping at Olympic Oval

Published: Friday, Aug. 15 2014 3:45 p.m. MDT

Updated: Friday, Aug. 15 2014 3:54 p.m. MDT

A man who police say tried to kidnap a girl at the Utah Olympic Oval was charged Friday.

Ravell Call, Deseret News

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KEARNS — A man who police say tried to kidnap a girl at the Utah Olympic Oval was charged Friday.

Michael James Schwegler, 19, of Kearns, was charged in 3rd District Court with kidnapping, a second-degree felony.

According to charging documents, a girl between the ages of 14 and 18 was in the bathroom at the Utah Olympic Oval, 5662 S. Cougar Lane, washing her hands when a man approached her from behind and put her in a choke hold, according to charges.

The man started to pull the girl backward and told her to "come with me," the charges state. The girl fought with the man and broke free and ran away.

The charges do not say how investigators identified Schwegler. Detectives believe it was an isolated incident.

— Pat Reavy

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