Girl shares miraculous story of surviving abduction: EXCLUSIVE - New York News

Girl abducted, shoved in van recalls terrifying moments

Posted: Updated:
CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

A south suburban family is sharing a horrific story after their young daughter was nearly abducted Monday.

The honor student was home alone in Matteson when she walked just 25 feet outside to get the mail. Seconds later, she says, she was snatched up and blindfolded by two men.

"I was walking to the mailbox and I saw a car turning the corner real fast," the girl said in an exclusive interview with FOX 32. "It stopped and a guy jumped out and he threw me in the van."

When she got shoved inside, the girl says she was already planning her escape.

The pre-teen was able to give police a good description of the abductors, as well as the van she was thrown in. Her parents say it could've been the last ride of their little girl's life.

"It was like a green van dark green it only had windows driver and passenger seats in the front and it didn't have any windows on the side of the van," she explains.

The young girl says the rest of the van was gutted with nothing inside. It was cold and empty.

The girl told her parents and Matteson police that the abductors drove her around for five or six minutes, traveling about two miles, before they opened the rear doors, pulled her out, and took the blindfold off.

They were near a field when the girl says she saw that as an opportunity to run for it.

"I just said ‘I want to see my family again,'" the girl explains. "I saw he was distracted and I just ran."

She says her cell phone was in her pocket. It broke when she was thrown into the van, but it worked and when she started running, she called her parents who were out running errands less than a mile away.

"She said, ‘Daddy, they took me,'" the girls' father says. "And I said, ‘who?' and ‘where are you?' and she told me what street she was running down."

The girl was able to draw a picture of the abductors for investigators, who she said were laughing the entire time.

Matteson detectives say they are investigating and they want residents to be on the lookout for the two men and the green cargo van.

Police and school officials in Matteson also sent out an email blast to residents.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Skydiver dies after crashing into NJ backyard

    Skydiver dies after crashing into NJ backyard

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:23 AM EDT2014-04-21 14:23:02 GMT
    A 49-year-old sky diver from Brooklyn died after crashing into the backyard of a home in New Jersey. According to officials, Arkady Shenker wore a specialized parachute during the jump. Shenker was known to be an experienced skydiver who had more than 300 jumps under his belt.
    A 49-year-old sky diver from Brooklyn died after crashing into the backyard of a home in New Jersey. According to officials, Arkady Shenker wore a specialized parachute during the jump. Shenker was known to be an experienced skydiver who had more than 300 jumps under his belt.
  • Easter Bunny train sparks New Jersey brush fires

    Easter Bunny train sparks New Jersey brush fires

    Fire officials say several small brush fires were ignited by a train carrying the Easter Bunny in northwestern New Jersey.
    A train carrying the Easter Bunny in northwestern New Jersey has ignited several small brush fires.
  • Cops: 73-year-old man shoots neighbor in dispute

    Cops: 73-year-old man shoots neighbor in dispute

    Monday, April 21 2014 7:37 AM EDT2014-04-21 11:37:28 GMT
    A 73-year-old Connecticut man will be appearing before a state judge after being charged with shooting his neighbor three times during an argument on Easter morning.
    A 73-year-old Connecticut man will be appearing before a state judge after being charged with shooting his neighbor three times during an argument on Easter morning.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices