13-Year Old Avoids Kidnapper

by ARIANA GOMEZ

Staff Writer

On March seventh, a 13-year old girl in Pompano Beach in Florida saved her own life. Once she realized the van driving slowly behind her seemed suspicious, she simply screamed as loud as she could, and began running away. The press felt that this story should be publicized because something as simple as kicking, screaming, and running, can save a life. There are stories of people of all ages defending themselves in the easiest ways possible. An eight-year old girl once prevented herself from being kidnapped by biting her attacker. “The kicking, screaming, yelling, anything that she can do to draw attention to that situation so she can get away…this girl saved her own life,” said Callahan Walsh, a child advocate for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. These tips are the best things you can do to avoid an abduction. The hunt is on for authorities in Pompano Beach as they look for the suspect of the attempted kidnapping.

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