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Dad to the Bone

ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. (BIKER DAD)–The video may be the scariest thing you’ve seen all year. It’s also something you should probably show to your kids. An 11-year-old girl is alone at her bus stop in Escambia County, Fla. A white SUV is circling, like a great white shark around its prey. But the driver of that SUV didn’t know that this little girl was not going down without a fight.

The girl, only identified as Alyssa sees the man jump out of his SUV and run towards her. She grabs her backpack and uses it as a shield against the grown man with a knife. There’s a brief struggle, she squirms and kicks. And she sends him running back to his vehicle with his tail between his legs. She’s back safe with her family.


Jared Stanga has now been arrested and charged with attempted kidnapping of a child under 13, aggravated assault and battery.

Now, according to CNN, she’s crediting one of my favorite shows for her escape, Law and Order SUV. In an interview with the Today Show, she said she marked the man with blue slime she was playing with, and that’s exactly what police found on the suspect. His arm was covered in it.

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Chris Best is an Emmy and Edward R. Murrow award-winning journalist. He’s a husband and father of four. He’s also a motorcycle enthusiast.

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