Cheerleader kicks abductor’s knee to escape
A fifth-grader in New York used her cheerleading kicks in self defense Wednesday when she was grabbed by a stranger in an attempted abduction.
The 11-year-old was approaching home after school when the man tried to grab her hand and pull her away. The girl turned and drove a kick into the man’s knee. The attacker fled.
The student’s father said she did exactly what he’s taught her to do.
“Whoever tries to grab you , kick them, scream, bite them, do whatever you can to get away,” the father told local media.
The local community is on alert because this is the second attempted abduction in a two-mile radius. A 12-year-old boy was grabbed just two days ago, but the boy broke free and ran. Local police have praised the actions of both children.
“Both children did the right thing. This was a stranger who approached them. They didn’t engage this person in conversation. They both immediately left, went home and contacted the police after telling their parents,” Detective Lt. Louis Monteleone said.
Attempted abductions reported by CBS.