Michigan boy uses slingshot to thwart sister’s kidnapping, police say

ALPENA, Michigan — A Michigan girl was able to escape an attempted kidnapping when her brother used a slingshot to hit the would-be assailant, authorities said this week.

mlive.com reports that Michigan State Police arrested the accused assailant in the town of Alpena on Wednesday.

The 17-year-old’s name has not been released although he has been charged as an adult with one count of attempted kidnapping/incitement to childhood, one count of attempted assault to inflict grievous bodily harm less than murder and one count of assault and battery. .

Michigan State Police said in a news release that the 8-year-old was in her backyard when the suspected attacker came out of the woods, grabbed her and covered her mouth. Authorities said the girl’s 13-year-old brother struck the suspected attacker in the head and chest with a slingshot.

Police then arrested the 17-year-old based on another family member’s description of the suspect. Authorities also said the teen had visible injuries from the slingshot.

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