13 Year-old Uses Slingshot to Stop Little Sister’s Kidnapping
May 15, 2023 | Michigan
A Michigan teen’s quick thinking saved his little sister from a kidnapping attempt.
A kidnapping suspect reportedly targeted an eight-year-old while she was foraging mushrooms in the backyard of her rural home in Alpena Township. Michigan State Police said that the alleged attacker, a 17-year-old male, came out of the woods and ambushed the little girl, placing his hand on her mouth to muffle her screams for help.
The victim’s 13-year-old brother was inside the home as the attack unfolded but heard the commotion. While inside his room, the youngest teen used a slingshot to fire two shots at the attacker, aiming first at the head and then at the chest, local news station WGTU reported.
Taking advantage of the brief window of time after the suspect was struck, the girl was able to break free and run to safety. A family member then saw the alleged attacker had used a transited trail while fleeing the scene and phoned authorities. (Excerpt from Independent.)