Two passers-by have saved a teenage girl from being kidnapped at Taree on the NSW mid north coast.
The 17-year-old girl screamed for help after a man grabbed her, threatened her with a paint scraper and inappropriately touched her yesterday.
Police say the girl managed to break free and was rescued by two people walking nearby who restrained the 53-year-old man until police arrived.
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The man was charged and refused bail, to appear at Taree Local Court today.