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Police bodycam footage shows the dramatic moment a six-year-old girl was saved from a suspected kidnapper. Watch here:
The child - who hasn't been named - was playing outside her house in Valley Station, Kentucky, at around 5.40pm on 2 July when she was snatched from her bicycle.
Thankfully, witnesses contacted the police and were able to offer a detailed vehicle description and a partial number plate.
Neighbour Prentiss Weatherford was sat on his porch when he witnessed the girl's abduction.
He told WAVE3: "It happened quick. He came around the corner, parked his car, (and) got out within 15 seconds.
"One of our cars actually got broken into so that led up to us being outside, trying to figure out where to place cameras on our house.
"I was looking down the road, [and] a car came around the corner from the stop sign, parked in the middle of the street.
"He got out... [There was] a little girl in front of her car on her bicycle. He just grabbed her by the collar, threw her bike, threw her in the passenger's seat, made his way on down the road."
Officers were able to track down and detain suspect Robby Wildt within 30 minutes. Sergeant Joe Keeling's bodycam footage shows him stopping Wildt and waiting for backup, while officer Jason Burba's bodycam footage shows the moment he saved the girl from the car.
Upon being lifted from the vehicle, she cried: "I want my daddy!"
Reflecting on the nerve-racking half hour, Burba told Fox 5: "You just can't get there fast enough.
"Seconds feel like hours. Your only thought is getting there as fast as you can."
Wildt told police that as the girl started crying 'he knew what he was doing was wrong' and claimed he had then begun to drive her back home.
The 40-year-old was charged with kidnapping a minor and his bond was set at $1 million (£730,000).
Police spokesperson Beth Ruoff said: "Although we do not want the community to be alarmed, this is certainly an educational opportunity for parents to remind their children that 'stranger danger' is real.
"It is important to talk to your kids about any adult who tries to use a ruse to lure them to their vehicles or away from public view."
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