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    Caught on Tape: Attempted abduction of Philadelphia girl

    10:16 AM, Jul 19, 2012   |    comments
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    PHILADELPHIA, Penn. (CBS/KYW) -- It is extraordinary surveillance video and it has sparked an awful lot of outrage, especially from father of the little girl who was nearly kidnapped from a Philadelphia street.

    In broad daylight, you can see the suspect tries to pull the 10 year old girl right off the street, putting his hand over her mouth and picking her up.

    Luckily she fights back, kicking, yelling, biting and scratching, just like her dad taught her. He spoke exclusively to Eyewitness News. His name is not being used. Her father says, "When I saw this video, you go from wanting to cry to wanting to hurt the person for doing this to your child ..."

    It was just before four in the afternoon. The man tries to kidnap the girl on Lee Street near Porter just yards away from her dad's house. Her father says, "Never in my life been so enraged and mad...and probably hurt and upset."

    The little girl's efforts paid off, along with her two-year old brother who was screaming, the suspect decided to give up. He gets back into his white four-door sedan and can be seen driving down Porter Street. Mayor Michael Nutter says, "I've never seen video like this. It's completely insane..."

    Mayor Michael Nutter announced a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect. The suspect's car might be a Nissan or Mitsubishi with possible damage to the driver's side wheel well and a scuff mark on the left rear bumper. Nutter says, "We cannot have this kind of activity on our streets. Our children must be able to walk around their own neighborhood."

    The girl's father says, "As traumatizing as it is... thank God, she is here today."

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