An 11-year-old girl in Arizona counteracted a possible kidnapping last week by asking for a "codeword". An 11-year-old Arizona girl…
An 11-year-old Arizona girl countered a possible kidnapping last week after she demanded a stranger telling her to get into a white SUV to give her a “codeword”.
The unidentified girl and friend walked near a park in North Pecan Creek just before 4 pm Wednesday when a man drove a white SUV, described as a Ford Explorer-like vehicle, pulled beside them, said Pinal County Sheriff & # 39; s Office in a statement.
The man claimed the girl’s brothers were in a serious accident and told girl she had to bring him, the police said. The girl asked the stranger for a “codeword” – but the man did not know the answer and fled the scene.
“We came up with a codeword, and this time I saved my daughter’s life.” Girl’s mother, Brenda James, told Phoenix Phoenix. “She told me that a guy tried to take her.”
James said she never thought her daughter would need to use the “codeword” tactics.
“I never thought it would be used, but I’m proud of her to remember it and know how to use it,” she said.
Other kids in the neighborhood said the SUV circle the park several times before stopping at the 11-year-old girl. The driver covered the majority of his face while talking to the child to conceal his identity, FOX10 reported.
Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb celebrated the girl’s parents to talk to her children about “the danger of the alien.”
“Kudos to this child’s parents to have a codeword and speak to their children about the danger of strangers,” said Lamb in a statement. “We hope by putting it out, it will encourage parents to have that conversation and create a plan with their children so they know what to do if they are in that situation. “
The man was written as an individual in the 40’s with a short beard.