posted on Apr, 11 2003 @ 06:53 PM
The march of the seriously sick people continues. Just a VERY GOOD THING that some people had the b@lls to do something about it!
Strangers Stop Attempted Abduction Of Girl, 10
Passers-By Block Car's Escape; Driver Pushes Youngster Out Of Car
Updated: 3:53 p.m. EDT April 11, 2003
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Passers-by are being credited with stopping a child abduction in Jacksonville.
A 10-year-old girl told police a man forced her into his car while she was on her way to school Thursday. But the man ended up throwing the child out
of his car and driving off, as others tried to keep him from taking the girl by blocking his vehicle.
One woman says she saw what was happening and "just went crazy" -- jumping out of her own car and running toward the scene.
Meanwhile, the victim -- who isn't being identified -- says she was "hitting and kicking" the man.
No less than five people got involved to thwart this kidnap try, including two women who positioned their cars to block the suspect's car. As he
swerved his car to get around one of the women's car, he finally gave up, and pushed her out onto the street before taking off.
"I just thank God that she knew enough to fight and scream and holler," the girl's mother, Brenda (pictured, right) said. "You always think that
these type of things cannot happen to you. But when they actually come to your front door, realization sets in."
The girl was later treated for cuts and scrapes.
Authorities are still looking for the would-be kidnapper driving a gold Toyota Camry.
Police say residents of the area should be on guard. Parents in the area said they will think twice before allow their children to walk to the bus
stop by themselves.
"I'm a parent myself, and I'd be extremely concerned about it," Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Lt. Richard Elkins said. "That's why we're
asking if they have any information ... to call us immediately."
The man is described as a short white or Hispanic man in his late 20s. He has a mustache and was smoking a cigar. He had a dark-blue hooded jacket,
baggy jeans and a light-color hat.
Police say the car is a four-door, has tinted windows, a dent in the passenger-side doors, and a broken left-front parking light. The car has a
Florida license plate ending in the letters HX.
Police ask that anyone with information about the case call the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at (904) 630-0500.