Teen Girl Escapes After Allegedly Being Held Captive in South L.A. Apartment

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Update: Los Angeles police said on Tuesday that the girl who originally told them she was sexually assaulted and help captive in a South L.A. apartment has changed her story

Original Story: Police on Monday were investigating the suspected kidnapping and sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl, who may have been held against her will in a South L.A. apartment for two days by a man she met at a Jack in the Box.

The victim was believed to be a runaway from the Yucaipa area, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

She told investigators that she was at the fast food restaurant when the man, who was not known to her, put something in the girl's food and drink, LAPD spokesman Officer Mike Lopez said. The teen apparently lost consciousness and woke up later at the South L.A. apartment.

Neighbors said they first spotted the girl calling for help from the window of an apartment near the intersection of Imperial Highway and Hoover Street in the Vermont Vista neighborhood.

They were forced to pull the girl out through the window, because the apartment door was locked, neighbors told KTLA.

Police took the girl to the hospital, where she was being interviewed.

No information about her alleged attacker was released.

KTLA's Nidia Becerra and Tracy Bloom contributed to this story.