World News: 11-Year-Old Girl In Florida Fends Off A Kidnapper While Waiting At Bus Stop

The kidnapper was reportedly wielding a knife but the little girl was able to defend herself from him, read on.

Aboli Vaze

May 22, 2021

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A horrific instance of a child kidnapping attempt was caught on camera on Tuesday. However, the child fended off the attack bravely and got to safety. As per the reports, an 11-year-old little girl was waiting at her bus stop in Florida when the alleged kidnapping attempt happened. The kidnapper was reportedly wielding a knife but the little girl was able to defend herself from him. Watch the news video below to find out more details.

In the video, the little girl can be seen struggling to free herself from the alleged kidnapper’s hold. He can be seen tossing her bag aside and forcefully carrying her, however, she is seen fighting him off. As per the reports, Escambia County Sheriff said that after a search involving at least 50 deputies and other personnel, the 30-year-old suspect was arrested later that day.

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“I cannot help but think that this could have ended very differently. Had this 11-year-old victim not thought to fight, and to fight, and to just never give up. This could have ended terribly”, said Escambia County Sheriff Chip Simmons as per the reports.

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It was reported by CNN that the investigators were able to secure the licence plate number. After getting the licence plate number, the officials were able to narrow down several places where the suspect could be. The suspect, whose name is Jared Paul Stanga, has been charged with the .attempted kidnapping of a child under 13.’ He has also been charged with ‘aggravated assault with a weapon and simple battery.’

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Reports also suggest that the Escambia County Judge, Kerra Smith, has ordered for the suspect to be held with a bond of 1.5 million dollars. One million dollars are for the kidnapping charge, 500k dollars for the ‘count of aggravated assault’ and 5000 dollars for the battery charge.

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