This is How an 11-Year-Old Girl Prevented Her Own Kidnapping


Parents, listen up.

It’s a dangerous world out there, and it’s only becoming more so with time.

Our children’s safety needs to be paramount, and that means coming up with increasingly clever ways to thwart those who would do them harm.

One Arizona family has a system that almost certainly prevented their 11-year-old daughter from being kidnapped last week.

From Fox News:

An 11-year-old Arizona girl thwarted a possible kidnapping last week after she demanded a stranger who told her to get into a white SUV to give her a “code word.”

The unidentified girl and a friend were walking near a park in North Pecan Creek just before 4 p.m. Wednesday when a man driving a white SUV, described as a Ford Explorer-like vehicle, pulled up next to them, Pinal County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

The man claimed the girl’s brothers were in a serious accident and told the girl she had to come with him, police said. The girl asked the stranger for a “code word” — but the man didn’t know the answer and fled the scene.

“We came up with a code word, and this one time, it saved my daughter’s life,” the girl’s mother, Brenda James, told FOX10 Phoenix. “She told me that a guy tried to take her.”

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