Girl Escapes Attempted Kidnapping By Biting Suspect - New York News

Girl Escapes Attempted Kidnapping By Biting Suspect

Posted: Updated:

"He put his hand on her mouth, grabbed her and tried to abduct her into a car," said Christina Darnell. She's describing the heart stopping moments captured by a neighbor's home surveillance camera. Her 8 year old daughter is seen in the video after she says a man tried to kidnap her.

"She turned around and she bit down on the man's hand. Then she kicked him and when she broke free she ran into the neighbor's side door." Christina and husband Gary say their eight year old daughter and six year old son were playing in a neighbor's backyard on West Bridge Street Monday afternoon. They were in the alleyway when the girl tells police a man in a light colored newer model Sedan got out and grabbed her.

It's hard to see the altercation in the video but what you can clearly see is the six year old come running into the neighbor's yard followed by the girl. Eventually, you see who police believe is the suspect, drive off in the distance.

"She was distraught, she didn't want to talk and she didn't want to see nobody," said Christina. Gary says the past few days have been traumatic for his little girl who is staying with a relative to get away from the neighborhood for a few days.

Gary says, "She has nightmares right now."

Police admit the video quality is too bad to make out the car but it's something to go on that could help bring this dangerous suspect in.

"He's a sick person. This is a heavily traveled area where it happened and people who live on that street park back there. There's always people around. He was very brazen," said Patrolman John Aspromonti with Morrisville Police.

The little girls' parents are glad she's ok but fear for other kids in the neighborhood. They're happy that what they taught their daughter about strangers stuck with her.

"She is a very brave little girl. She listened to me and I'm very proud of her. She listened to everything I told her to do," said Christina.

Police say the video also shows the car drive by the backyard an hour before the incident happened. If you know anything call Morrisville police at 215-295-8111.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • New York's smallest piece of private land

    New York's smallest piece of private land

    Thursday, July 31 2014 8:52 PM EDT2014-08-01 00:52:57 GMT
    The Hess triangle is a tiny piece of private property in Greenwich Village. Manhattan historian Joyce Gold explained the origins of the property: After World War I, New York City seized a beautiful residence and tore it down so it could extend Seventh Avenue and the west side subway below it. The city left the building's owner only a tiny scrap of property so small it requested he donate the triangle to make way for a sidewalk. The man refused, took the city to court and won.
    The Hess triangle is a tiny piece of private property in Greenwich Village. Manhattan historian Joyce Gold explained the origins of the property: After World War I, New York City seized a beautiful residence and tore it down so it could extend Seventh Avenue and the west side subway below it. The city left the building's owner only a tiny scrap of property so small it requested he donate the triangle to make way for a sidewalk. The man refused, took the city to court and won.
  • Runners of 3,100-mile race in Queens seek spiritual experience

    Runners of 3,100-mile race in Queens seek spiritual experience

    Thursday, July 31 2014 7:26 PM EDT2014-07-31 23:26:44 GMT
    Since mid-June, 14 runners have been on a mission that is spiritual at its core. They are running the Self-Transcendence 3,100 Mile Race in Jamaica, Queens. Spiritual leader and former Queens resident Sri Chimnoy, who died in 2007, created the race, which lasts 52 days.
    Since mid-June, 14 runners have been on a mission that is spiritual at its core. They are running the Self-Transcendence 3,100 Mile Race in Jamaica, Queens. Spiritual leader and former Queens resident Sri Chimnoy, who died in 2007, created the race, which lasts 52 days.
  • Road-trip vacations that don't break the bank

    Road-trip vacations that don't break the bank

    Thursday, July 31 2014 5:37 PM EDT2014-07-31 21:37:29 GMT
    Last-minute vacations don't need to be a headache or ridiculously expensive, especially if you make it a road trip. Even if you don't have a car, renting one can be an affordable option.Lauren Lyons Cole, a personal finance contributor to TheStreet.com, has some suggestions.
    Last-minute vacations don't need to be a headache or ridiculously expensive, especially if you make it a road trip. Even if you don't have a car, renting one can be an affordable option.Lauren Lyons Cole, a personal finance contributor to TheStreet.com, has some suggestions.
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