Spokane Police say a would-be kidnapper is now behind bars thanks to the quick thinking of a teenager.
Around 2 p.m. Friday, police responded to the Walmart at the Shadle Park Shopping Center, where a 13-year-old girl said a man approached her and tried to get her to come to his home to engage in sexual activity.
"He was actually putting hands on her," said Corporal Jordan Ferguson with the Spokane Police Department. "Trying to pull her to get her to go, and he put his hands in some places where he really shouldn't have."
The attempted abduction was at the back of the building, where eyes in the sky caught the whole thing.
"The surveillance cameras from Walmart were able to confirm exactly what she said happened," said Cpl. Ferguson.
He said the teen did everything right.
"You know for a young teenager to keep that presence of mind, to get the call, to make sure it went through, and to give enough information to our dispatchers so they could make sure to get the officers there to have a successful conclusion on this event, was absolutely perfect," Cpl. Ferguson said.