‘Law & Order’ helped girl who fought off would-be kidnapper

The 11-year-old Florida girl seen on shocking video preventing off a knife-wielding man reportedly knew to depart blue slime proof on her would-be kidnapper because of watching “Law & Order: SVU” together with her mother.

Amber Bonal, 30, told the Pensacola News Journal that her daughter, Alyssa, was taking part in with the selfmade blue substance whereas ready for her bus in West Pensacola early Tuesday when she noticed the person operating towards her.

“Her first words were, ‘Somebody tried to kidnap me! He grabbed me by my throat and he had a knife!’” Bonal advised the information outlet. “She said she was able to kick and she tripped him and freed herself.”

The mom added: “She said, ‘Mom, I had to leave some sort of evidence behind, like on ‘Law & Order SVU.’ We’ve watched probably every episode on Hulu. She’s a smart cookie, she thinks on her toes. She got that slime everywhere.”

In addition to the surveillance footage, the blue slime helped investigators collar Jared Paul Stanga, who has been charged with tried kidnapping, aggravated assault and battery, the News Journal reported.

Alyssa Bonal, who was almost kidnapped in Escambia County, talked about the terrifying experience.
Alyssa Bonal, who was virtually kidnapped in Escambia County, talked in regards to the terrifying expertise.

Escambia County Sheriff Chip Simmons stated the suspect had a white Dodge Journey with an identical license plate just like the one seen within the footage.

Stanga tried to color over his car’s entrance chrome bumper with black paint by the point police arrived at his residence, Simmons stated. He additionally had telltale blue dye on his arms, he added.

Alyssa recounted the horrifying moments when her attacker approached her at North Old Corry Field Road and Perdido Street.

Alyssa Bonal and her mother talk to the media after the the thwarted kidnapping.
Alyssa Bonal and her mom speak to the media after the the thwarted kidnapping.

“What is he going to do with me?” the girl told WKRG. “Where is he going to…where am I going to be at? What is my family going to think? Scared … anxious.”

Alyssa added: “He had a knife in his hand. I tried running off but he grabbed me. He took me with his arm and I was able to get him down to the ground and I was able to get away.”

Her neighbor’s door was open so she ran to his home.

Jared Paul Stanga has been charged with attempted kidnapping.
Jared Paul Stanga has been charged with tried kidnapping.
Escambia County Sheriff’s Office by way of AP

“She comes running around the corner toward me hollering my name and some guy was trying to get her,” Douglass Rudolph advised WKRG.

Amber stated she has been making an attempt to maneuver her household – which incorporates her son, Christopher, 18-month-old daughter, Jazzlyn, who stay in a trailer – to “a better part of town,” however has been out of labor through the pandemic.

Despite the hardships, she advised the News Journal, Alyssa has excelled in class at West Pensacola Elementary, the place she not too long ago made the dignity roll.

“She’s very smart. She loves school,” Amber advised the paper. “She’s very shy and timid, but once the outer shell goes away, she’s just a ball of energy. She’s very funny, spunky, different.”

Alyssa’s bus cease was once on the finish of their driveway, however due to a bus driver scarcity, the varsity district moved it about 50 yards away.

On April 29, Amber stated her daughter got here residence from college and advised her {that a} unusual man had approached her.

“She told me that a man in a white car pulled up, spoke to her and said ‘hello’ or ‘Hola’ or something,” she stated. “He proceeded to get out of the car, and then that’s when she ran off to the next bust stop and got on the bus. She went to school, told her teacher and the teacher told the principal.”

Alyssa Bonal left blue slime on the alleged attacker in order to help find him, after she learned the trick from episode of "Law and Order: SVU."
Alyssa Bonal left blue slime on the alleged attacker as a way to assist discover him, after she discovered the trick from an episode of “Law & Order: SVU.”
Escambia County Sheriff’s Office

Amber stated she was upset that nobody from the district known as her to inquire in regards to the incident.

“Why didn’t anybody call me? My child was almost kidnapped, or had a bad interaction, and nobody called me back,” she advised the News Journal. “I called transportation to try and talk to them about it, but nobody called me back, so I told the kids and parents at our bus stop and the other two near it about what happened.”

Escambia County faculties chief Tim Smith advised the information outlet that the principal spoke to Alyssa after studying of the incident, and known as Amber and left her a voicemail.

Surveillance video shows the attempted kidnapping in Florida.
Surveillance video exhibits the tried kidnapping in Florida.
Escambia County Sheriff’s Office

Amber, who strongly denied ever receiving such a name, stated she had been accompanying her daughter to the bus cease day by day — however on Tuesday she realized Jazzlyn wanted a diaper change.

“We were running late. She usually leaves for the bus stop at 6:50, and it was 6:52,” Amber stated. “I advised her to go forward and I might be on the market in a minute, I begin altering the newborn’s diaper.

“I hadn’t even finished changing the diaper before she ran back in the house. Her hair was all messed up, she had slime everywhere and I asked her what was going on. I thought maybe she had been hit by a car, but I never would have thought somebody would have tried to take her,” Amber advised the News Journal.

Amber additionally stated she coincidentally had a latest dialog together with her daughter about what to do if somebody tried to kidnap her.

“Ironically, on Sunday, the neighbor’s little girl was over at our house, and I don’t know how or why it got brought up but I was telling them that if anyone ever tried to abduct you, you kick and scream and bite and yell,” Amber stated.

“I don’t care if they have a knife or a gun, you get away and you find the first open door, and she said that that was what was going through her head when the man grabbed her,” she added.

Alyssa Bonal's family seen on the local news station.
Alyssa Bonal’s household seen on the native information station.

Although Alyssa continues to be recovering from the trauma, she went to high school as normal Wednesday, as a result of she “wanted to finish her FSA testing,” her mother stated, referring to the Florida Statewide Assessments.

Amber doesn’t personal a automobile, so Alyssa’s aunt drove her to high school this time.

 “If she would have been taken …” Amber stated choking again tears. “If she would have been taken, I could have lost her forever.”

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