Smart 7-Year-Old Flees From Potential Kidnapping

Smart 7-Year-Old Flees From Potential Kidnapping

When we raise our children, we all do our best to make sure that they know right from wrong. We also strive to teach them how to be safe and avoid potentially dangerous situations. One of the first lessons we teach our young children is about ‘stranger danger.’ It’s a simple lesson that may feel like it doesn’t even need to be said, but our words and lessons are so important to the kids.


Thankfully, 7-year-old Emmy McCardell took her mother’s words on strangers to heart and it probably saved her life. Emmy was outside her house sunbathing when a stranger in a vehicle pulled up. He greeted Emmy and then asked if she would like a bicycle. Quick-thinking Emmy immediately jumped up, shouted ‘no’, and ran inside to her mother. 'Hey there's a tricky guy who tried to get me,’ Emmy said to her mom.

A camera outside of the house captured this terrifying moment on video, so Emmy’s mother was able to give it to the police department for further investigation. They agreed that the man’s actions were suspicious and this could’ve been a potential kidnapping situation. But Emmy remembered her mother’s words on ‘stranger danger’ and did the right thing by running right inside. T

his is such a scary moment, but thankfully everything turned out all right for this family. Now, this footage is serving as a warning to other parents to make sure that their children know what do when a stranger approached. We can never be too careful with the lives of our kids.