It should have been a normal afternoon in a small town in the U.S. at the neighborhood school bus stop. A man was waiting for his daughter to return to their home when things took a turn.
“I get up, I go to the door, and there’s a guy standing on my stoop,” Mike said.
27-year-old David had apparently followed Mike’s 15-year-old daughter home after she’d been dropped off.
The police say that the Army veteran and father of the 15-year-old girl took action right away.
“Grabbed him by his hair. He was like an alligator just twisting, and he got away. He ran around the corner,” Mike recounted.
While David moved fast, Mike just jumped into his truck and followed him through the neighborhood. Neighbors showed up, and Mike called 911.
Police arrived at the scene and arrested David within minutes.
“My daughter is doing well in school this year. She didn’t even want to go to school today because she was fearful for her life,” Cindy, the girl’s mother, said.
Police Captain Ronald stated that kids need to be aware of their surroundings.
“He could’ve been laying there on the ground today. This could’ve been so much worse for him. But this isn’t about being right, it’s about doing right,” Mike added.
David was arraigned on charges of breaking and entering and assaulting a police officer. His bond was set at $100,000, 10%.
We are republishing this story in light of recent reports that show a significant increase in human trafficking and abductions in United States during the coronavirus pandemic.