Authorities are investigating an attempted abduction Wednesday night in the parking lot of the Stones River Mall in Murfreesboro.
The 56-year-old victim told police she was approached from behind around 11 p.m. after leaving the JC Penney store at the mall on Old Fort Parkway.
The woman reported as she opened the door to her van she sensed someone was behind her.
She turned around and saw a tall, slim black male wearing a black t-shirt, jeans and yellow fitted gloves.
The male told her to get into the van and when she refused he waved a gun at her and again demanded her to get in the van, according to the report.
The woman managed to run back to the store and call police.
Officers responded to the parking lot but the suspect was no where to be found.
Anyone with information should call Murfreesboro police.