Bismarck self defense class educates women against attacks

BISMARCK, N.D. - A Bismarck high school freshman who says she was almost kidnapped is taking steps to make sure she is prepared in case it happens again.

Cambria Zenker is taking a basic self defense class at Prairie Patriot in Mandan. Zenker says she was riding her bike a few years ago when a man in a pickup drove by and told her to get in. She says she ran to her mother and the unknown man had driven away.

But after a similar situation happened last month to a friend, she signed up for the class.

"I was pretty scared, I like was frozen for a second and my friends were like, 'run' and I ran," said Zenker.

Zenker says shes encouraging her friends to also be a part of the class. You can learn more at