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ALACHUA – An Alachua woman managed to avoid a carjacking Tuesday morning.  The incident reportedly happened just before 7 a.m. while the woman was waiting at a traffic signal located at 14000 NW U.S. Highway 441 in Alachua, near downtown.

The driver was alone in her car at the signal when an unknown person tried to gain entry to the car through the passenger side rear door.

The would be carjacker was described as a younger black male, skinny build, wearing a dark colored hoodie style sweatshirt and jeans.

When the driver began honking her horn repeatedly, the man fled the area on foot, Alachua Police Department (APD) reports state.

He was unable to get into the car because all of the doors were locked, officers say.

The woman reportedly drove home after the incident to tell her husband what occurred.  The woman’s husband contacted APD.

Police say there were no suspects as of Wednesday.  They ask anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has additional information to call the Alachua Police Department at 386-462-1396.