Plymouth man arrested for allegedly trying to kidnap two teenage girls

Jeffery Lennon, 42, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

A man was arrested in Plymouth on Friday for allegedly trying to kidnap two teenage girls, Boston 25 News reported.

Jeffery Lennon, 42, was reportedly behaving erratically when neighbors came to help the girls after hearing their screams.

An 18-year-old said Lennon grabbed her by the arm and tried to pull her into the woods. He then allegedly grabbed a 13-year-old and said, “You know what I’m going to do to her,” referencing the 18-year-old.

Both girls were neighbors of Lennon, a bystander told Boston 25.

Another neighbor, Mark Paulding, told the station Lennon charged a police car when it arrived at his home.

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“He ran up and attacked one of the cruisers, started pounding on the hood,” Paulding said. “It took five [police officers] to get [him] down on the ground. I thought they were going to shoot him. It was a scary little situation for a few minutes.”

The mother of the 18-year-old told Boston 10 that her daughter is so traumatized she can’t sleep or eat.

Lennon pleaded not guilty to all of the charges Monday, which included assault and battery, attempted kidnapping, and more. He is being held for a mental health evaluation.