Cool video shows 10-year-old girl escaping man who allegedly tried to kidnap her twice in two days

A surveillance video shows a 10-year-old girl in Ft Lauderdale, Florida, escaping an alleged kidnapping attempt by a man accused of targeting her twice.

The video shows a young person running down a street in one of the city’s residential areas. The girl in the video is said to be on the run from a man who had also approached her the previous day.

According to a statement from the Ft Lauderdale Police Department, the suspect first made contact with the 10-year-old on Oct. 19, just a block from an elementary and middle school.

“The man tried to lure her by offering candy, money and other items, which she refused,” the statement said. “The suspect then tried to grab her, but luckily she was able to run away.”

A 10-year-old escapes an alleged kidnapping attempt in Fort Lauderdale.


On Thursday, the same person tried to approach the girl again when a bystander intervened and told the girl to run away.

“The young girl was approached by the same man on her way to school, this time on foot,” the police statement said. “She immediately ran towards the school and away from the man.”

The incident was subsequently reported to officials at Bennett Elementary School. In an interview with WPLG of Miami, the victim’s mother confirmed that the alleged suspect was trying to lure her daughter with candy.

“She said this man had parked the van on the side of the street and he came up to her and opened the door and asked her if she wanted some candy,” the victim’s mother said.

The suspect in the case remains at large. According to the Ft Lauderdale Police Department, he is a white male between the ages of 30 and 40, between 6 and 6 feet tall, and has brown hair. Police have described the vehicle he was driving as a black van with a sliding door and no window that may have damage to the rear.

Broward County Crime Stoppers is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the suspect’s arrest. Ft Lauderdale Police Department considers the incident a “possible kidnapping attempt” and urges anyone with information about the case to come forward.

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