A man sitting in a car with his pants down tried to pull a woman through his driver's-side window Wednesday afternoon as she walked to her car in the parking lot at ShopKo, police said.

Police said a man summoned the woman, 28, to his car about 1 p.m., asked her for a cigarette and then grabbed her by the arm and neck. The woman broke free and escaped in her own vehicle.The man, described as about 35 years old with thinning brown hair, followed the woman in his car as she drove away, police said.

Police said the man was driving a large, brown, American-made car.