The teen escaped, but police say there has been a urisein recent incidents in the area.
"I was scared," she said. "He just pulled me into the bushes and kept saying 'come on.'
"I was just fighting back because I was scared."
The teen told FOX that at 9 p.m. Saturday night, it happened while she was walking near Perry Street and Martin Luther King. After she stopped at a Walgreens, a black man in a hoodie approached her.
"Some man yelled at me, he was like, 'Hey,'" she said. "I turned around and I started speed-walking. And then he ran behind me and pulled me back into the bushes."
The teen says the man - described at about 5 feet, 9 inches and 180 pounds - was strong, tightly grabbing her arms.
"He kept saying, 'Come on, come on,'" she said. "And then I kicked back at him and he loosened up."
After kicking him in the groin once, the terrified teen says she kicked him twice more
"He loosened up a little bit more," she said. "Then I kicked him one more time and he fell. I just ran home."
She told her grandmother what happened. She immediately called police.
"Pretty good thinking on her part, she did the right thing," said Michael McCabe, Oakland County undersheriff. "She screamed and yelled and kicked. He went down and she ran away.
"Thank God she did that because who knows what would've happened.
McCabe said that in January two masked black men in a blue minivan tried to grab two children, 7 and 11 years old, walking home from school about one block away from the Perry and Martin Luther King area.
The 13-year-old from the most recent incident says that although she couldn't see his face, her attacker was wearing black pants and a black hoodie.
The brave 13-year-old says feels lucky she got away and has a message for others.
"Be careful," she said. "Don't walk to the store or go anywhere by yourself."