A terrified 15-year-old girl crawled through more than a kilometre of bush to escape a man stalking her in the Perth Hills.

Dakota Kenzig was walking near her Lesmurdie home on Wednesday evening when a man started following her in his car.

Speaking to Seven News yesterday, she said the man silently followed her for more than an hour, initially approaching her in his car.

“It started to become really creepy, it started going really quiet and the lights started switching off, so I knew something was wrong,” she said.

She hid in nearby bush but the man t Miss Kenzig turned down a side street, before jumping a fence and hiding from the man in nearby bushland.

However, the man pursued her into the scrub, forcing her to leave her hiding place and crawl to safety.

“It got a bit rough, so I had to get down and crawl for about 10 minutes,” she said.

She eventually reached safety on Lesmurdie Road, after which the man stopped chasing her.

Lulu Kenzig said she became concerned when her daughter had not contacted her two hours after leaving for basketball at a nearby stadium.

She received a panicked phone call from Dakota just after 10pm, finding her around the corner from the stadium

Mrs Kenzig told Seven she feared the man may attack another woman.

“If he’s got something on his mind now, she’s lucky – the next person might not be,” she said.

The man is described as caucasian, around 183cm tall with brown hair, driving an old white Commodore.

Police have stepped up patrols in Lesmurdie and surrounding suburbs in response to the incident.

The West Australian

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