The alleged abductor has been caught and a child was saved because of the quick thinking by a big brother.
When a 9-year-old boy told his 7-year-old sister to run after she was approached by a strange man while they were waiting at their school bus stop Monday morning, spokesman for the Anderson Police Department, Sgt. Tony Tilley says, ” the children did the right thing, particularly in just getting away from the immediate danger.”
Tilley says this is a reminder that children must be taught to be aware of their surroundings and to quickly get away from strangers.
Yell something specific, like yelling ‘help’ or yelling ‘this is not my Dad,’ or ‘this is not my Mom,’ rather than just yelling in general. Because a lot of time when adults hear that general yelling, they take it as children playing or just cutting up together. If they yell something specific, that gets someone’s attention.
Anderson County deputies have arrested a man who they say tried to kidnap a 14-year-old girl from a bus stop Wednesday morning. Police are investigating whether this case is connected to Monday morning’s attempted abduction.