PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — Police were looking this week for a man who grabbed a woman as she left a local hotel.

Presque Isle police Sgt. Mark Barnes said Thursday that the incident occurred Monday evening.

It involved an employee of the Presque Isle Inn and Convention Center, 116 Main St. (Route 1). She was leaving the building when a man started talking to her.

She continued walking and suddenly realized that the man was not speaking anymore. She turned around to see what had happened and realized he was following her.

The woman said that the man reached out and grabbed her and tried to drag her into a darkened corner. The sergeant said that the woman kicked and flailed and was able to get away from the man before he ran off.

The man was described as white, about 25 years old, 5 feet tall and weighing about 160 pounds. He was wearing jeans and a black hooded sweat shirt and had a goatee.

Barnes said that he was not sure of a motive for the crime.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call police at 764-4476.