An eight-year-old Alpena County girl fought off her would-be kidnapper Wednesday and her older brother shot the suspect with a slingshot, police said.
According to the Detroit News, the preliminary investigation says an eight-year-old girl was hunting for mushrooms in her home's backyard when an unknown man came out of the woods and tried to kidnap her. The man held the girl's mouth shut and a struggle ensued. The girl managed to break free, officials said.
Her 14-year-old brother saw the incident in the backyard and shot the suspect in the head and chest with a slingshot.