Two men allegedly tried to abduct a little girl in Parkland, Wash., in broad daylight, but she escaped unharmed thanks to her quick actions and her mother’s advice.
Savanna Norman, 6, was crossing the street in front of her house after playing with a neighbor when a pair of men attempted to grab her Wednesday.
“I looked both ways, there was no one coming but...then I went halfway across the street, two guys came out of nowhere,” she told KOMO-TV. “They grabbed me.”
Thanks to her mother, Amy Norman, who told her what to do in situations like this, Savanna said she had no reason to panic. She punched and kicked the suspects before running away.
“Stranger danger!” the little girl yelled as she fought back the creeps.
“I kicked him,” she said. “I screamed loud.”
Amy saw the attempted kidnapping from her front window, and ran out the door as the suspects fled.
“My heart was pounding,” she told the news station. “What happened...was very scary for all of us.”
Jakeel Rashon Mason, one of the suspects, was found by police shortly after and arrested him for unlawful imprisonment.
Mason, who lives just blocks away from the Normans’ home, was booked into the Pierce County Jail for investigation and is being held on $150,000 bail, NBC News reports. His first court hearing is set for May 8.