Alyssa, an 11-year-old girl from Florida, managed to escape her potential kidnapper due to her sharp mind and some skills she learned while watching her favorite TV show.
The quick thinker smeared some of the blue "slime" she was playing with on the man to make it easier for the police to track him.
The distressing video was captured by home surveillance, and it shows the girl struggling to get rid of the man in any way she could think of.
Alyssa Is A Strong And Brave Girl
As she was making homemade slime, Alyssa noticed a white van approaching. She was mixing slime with blue paint while waiting for the bus near her Escambia County home.
Soon, the man was behind her, and it took Alyssa several seconds to realize what's happening. She saw that the man had a knife and knew she had to run.
However, despite her best efforts, the man caught her. He held her in a bear hug, and it looked like his plan worked.
In an astonishing twist of events, the kidnapper lost his grip, most likely due to the slime Alyssa was playing with.
That's when he realized that Alyssa is not going to be his victim.
Leaving Evidence For The Police
Speaking to NBC, the young girl explained why she smeared slime on her potential abductor:
"I knew that that might be better evidence if the cops do find him."
During the press conference, Sheriff Chip Simmons stated that:
"She fought, and she never gave up."
Alyssa was inspired by watching "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" with her mom and managed to escape a potentially deadly situation.
The suspect, Jared Paul Stanga, 30, is now in police custody.
As for Alyssa, she got praises from her TV inspiration. Mariska Hargitay, who has played Benson for over a decade, congratulated the girl on Instagram, saying:
"You are one BRAVE, Strong and Smart young woman. I think the SVU squad might have to add slime to their crimefighting gear! Take good care of yourself and each other. With all my love, your number one fan, Mariska."
Despite being only 11, Alyssa acted rationally, and her family is very proud of how she reacted. We are amazed by this little girl's sharp thinking and struggle.
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