Utah Dad Jumps Into Action as Kidnapper Tries to Steal Five-Year-Old Daughter–Father Had Only Seconds to Act

A brave and quick thinking father in Utah had only seconds to act when he was awoken the by commotion of a home invader trying to kidnap his five-year-old daughter. He had only seconds to act, but he did and saved his daughter from a untold fate.

The assault happened in Sandy, Utah, a suburb of Salt Lake City.

A Utah dad foiled an attempt to kidnap his young daughter from her bed early Friday after confronting a man carrying her across the lawn.

The 5-year-old girl wasn’t hurt in the frightening experience, but the incident has evoked haunting echoes of when 14-year-old Elizabeth Smart was snatched out of her Salt Lake City bedroom in 2002. She was held captive for nine months before being found.

The suspect in this case entered the home through an unlocked door at about 4:30 a.m., in Sandy, a middle-class suburb south of Salt Lake City, Police Sgt. Dean Carriger said.

The intruder was in the family’s basement searching through things when he came upon the girl sleeping in her bedroom, Carriger said. The suspect took her out of bed and carried her upstairs, making noises that woke the parents.

The girl’s father went to the door and saw the man carrying his daughter in the front lawn. He ran outside and confronted the man, asking him what he was doing and demanding that he give back his little girl.

The suspect dropped the girl and ran off but police quickly caught him.

The man was a stranger to the family and is now being charged with child kidnapping, burglary, trespassing and resisting arrest.

Warner Todd Huston

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