Police Arrest Sex Offender for Attempting to Kidnap Woman

A woman fought free from a would-be kidnapper and convicted sex offender in Mason County in broad daylight.

The 36-year-old says she was approached by a man she didn't know Saturday morning.

She told police she was walking on the Cartier Park Pathway in Ludington when the man tried to grab her twice and both times she broke free.

She managed to run and call 911

Police arrested 41-year-old Richard Vodvarka of Ludington a short time later.

He faces multiple charges including attempted kidnapping, assault with intent to commit sexual conduct and being a habitual offender.