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Young Girls Fight Off Kidnapper, Throw Hot Coffee on Him To Save Girl from His Grips

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Crime is everywhere. Some places might feel safer than others, but bad things happen any time, anywhere, to anyone.

Even a small town like Millington, Michigan has its dangers. Which is why all parents need to make their children as aware as the Eickhoff sisters and their friends.

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The four girls, all between the ages of 11 and 14, went to a local gas station for drinks on Friday, August 10.

It happened around 10 p.m. A surveillance video taken by a security camera confirmed that a man had been watching the girls, and then proceeded to follow them out of the gas station’s convenience store.

The man who followed them is 22-year-old Bruce Hipkins. According to ABC 12 WJRT, Hipkins had already been charged for other crimes, including charges for criminal sexual conduct.

It would seem this man is familiar with committing crimes. He may have gotten away with another one if it hadn’t been for four brave girls who decided to fight back.

The girls told the news station that they’d originally tried to avoid Hipkins, choosing to cross the street where there was more lighting in front of a Dollar General.

Unfortunately, their quick thinking didn’t deter him. He followed them, and then attacked 11-year-old Allison Eickhoff.

Her older sister Lauren, age 13, told ABC 12 WJRT that Hipkins tried to take her sister. “Seeing that your little sister was going to get (taken) is very scary,” she said.

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The sisters and their two friends worked together to get rid of Hipkins, throwing whatever they could at him, including a cup of hot coffee.

“I grabbed my drink and chucked it at his head. ” Lauren said. After they escaped, the foursome ran a block where they called 911 from the Millington Inn.

Tuscola County police chief Jason Oliver said the girls did the right thing. “They did exactly what they should’ve done in that situation,” he told BuzzFeed News. “A lot of girls would’ve ran, but they decided to fight and stay together. They did an amazing job.”

When BuzzFeed News asked Allison about the experience she said, “My dad taught me a few moves … He taught me if anybody tries to get you, just aim for the neck and start punching, kicking, screaming, everything you can do to just get them away.”

The tween admitted she’s still a bit shaken up by the ordeal. Thank goodness she and the other girls are okay. And props to the Allison and Lauren’s dad for informing them what to do in a situation such as this one.

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Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.
Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.

Sarah's experience as a successful working stay-at-home mom and business owner has given her the chance to write and research often. She stays up to date on the latest in entertainment and offers her views on celebrity stories based on her wide knowledge of the industry. Her success as a former preschool teacher and licensed daycare provider lend to her know-how on topics relating to parenting and childhood education.

Her thoughts on faith and family issues stem from home life and ministry work. Sarah takes time to attend workshops and classes annually that help her to improve and hone her writing craft. She is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature program and her writing has been acclaimed by ACFW and ECPA.
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Institute of Children's Literature, Art Institute of Phoenix (Advertising), University of California Irvine (Theater), Snow College (Early Childhood Education)
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