A Michigan teen used two well-aimed stones fired from his slingshot to save his young sister, just eight-years-old, from an alleged attempted kidnapping. That happened when the eight-year-old girl was allegedly approached by a 17-year-old who had the sick intention of severely assaulting her, as reported by 9and10news.
When the teen covered her mouth and attempted to drag her back into the woods, her 13-year-old big brother, who witnessed what was going on and decided to do something to stop it, sprung back into action. Grabbing his slingshot, he rushed outside and fired two stones that hit the suspect in the head and gave the girl a chance to escape.
“He was able to grab his slingshot and was able to slingshot something that hit hit the suspect right in the head. And that caused him to let go. The girl was able to struggle and get away and he shot another one hit the suspect in the chest and then fled the scene,” the Alpena Post Commander, Lt. John Grimshaw, said.
And not only did the boy’s quick thinking save his sister from a horrific assault, but state police credited him and his well-aimed stones with helping them identify the suspect. “But what he did also helped us to identify who the suspect was, because obviously he had injuries from getting hit with a slingshot,” Lt. Grimshaw added.
Describing what to do if you find yourself in a similar situation, Lt. Grimshaw then added, “Fight, fight, do everything you can bite the hand that’s hold in your that has one hand over your mouth. If that’s the case, stomp on their feet, kick them in the shin, do whatever you can to fight. And then if your mouth is free, scream as loud as you possibly can.”
9and10news added that the police were able to arrest the suspect and charge him with crimes based on his post-arrest confessions, saying:
State police released a description of the suspect, and he was located at a nearby gas station, they said. The suspect was identified as a 17-year-old male from Alpena.
The suspect had obvious signs of injury from the slingshot, with wounds to his head and chest, troopers said. He ultimately confessed to detectives that he planned on severely beating the victim, troopers said.
The juvenile suspect – who is being charged as an adult – was arraigned in the 88th District Court on May 11 on one count of attempted kidnapping/child enticement, one count of attempted assault to do great bodily harm less than murder, and one count of assault and battery.
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