We all try and teach our kids the dangers that could be waiting for them and that the world isn’t always a safe place. It’s so important that we prepare them, but that’s usually easier said than done.
For one group of girls who were about to run into danger one night, they remembered what their dad had told them and leaped into action. Their attacker really didn’t know what hit him!
Every parent should read this and make their children aware.
The four girls, all aged between 11 and 14, went to a local gas station in their small town of Millington, Michigan, one Friday evening.
At around 10 p.m. video footage showed a man, who had been watching them, following them out of the gas station’s convenience store.
The man who followed them was 22-year-old Bruce Hipkins. According to ABC 12 WJRT, Hipkins had already been charged for other crimes, including charges for criminal sexual conduct.
The man then followed them and grabbed the youngest girl 11-year-old Allison Eickhoff. He may have gotten away with another one if it hadn’t been for four brave girls who decided to fight back.
Her older sister Lauren, age 13, told ABC 12 WJRT that Hipkins tried to take her sister. “Seeing that your little sister was going to get (taken) is very scary,” she said.
The sisters and their two friends then leapt into action doing whatever they could to get him away from Allison. One of them even threw a cup of hot coffee at him.
“I grabbed my drink and chucked it at his head. ” Lauren said. After they escaped, the fab four ran a block where they called 911.
When BuzzFeed News asked Allison about the experience she said, “My dad taught me a few moves … He taught me if anybody tries to get you, just aim for the neck and start punching, kicking, screaming, everything you can do to just get them away.”
Thank goodness these girls are safe and unharmed with credit to their quick-thinking actions and the advice of the sisters’ dad. Please share this article to warn others and help our children to stay safe.