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Left Hook Helps Mom Catch Alleged Kidnapper

Woman says the suspect fell into her home as she opened the front door
With a quick left hook, a Bridesburg mother nabbed the man who attempted to kidnap her daughter as she walked with a friend.

The 11-year old girls were walking home from a carnival last Friday when the man and an accomplice approached them asking for help in finding a cell phone, according to Philadelphia Police Capt. John Darby.

The girls said no and then continued walking. But the man -- identified by police as 23-year old Jeffrey Meyers -- allegedly began chasing the two, Darby said.

The preteens raced towards the one girl's home, feverishly banging on the front door for help.

Mom: It Was "Pure Instinct"

"I thought somebody was hurt or something," said the mother -- whose identity we are keeping a secret. "So, I opened up the door and him and her fell into the door and he still had her arm in his ha

Added: Oct-6-2009 Occurred On: Oct-5-2009
By: bellava
Tags: , Left, Hook, Helps, Mom, Catch, Alleged, Kidnapper
Location: Bridesburg, Pennsylvania, United States (load item map)
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