Police are asking for your help in a child luring case, after a vigilant bystander may have stopped an abduction.
Police say a man tried to lure a six-year-old girl near the 6000 block of north Lidgerwood in north Spokane Monday around 4 p.m.
A woman driving home saw the man and, at first, thought he was a parent picking up a child from school. Then, she noticed the girl wasn't responding to the man and actually started running away from him. When the man followed the girl, this woman jumped into action.
She talked with us by phone, and didn't want to be identified.
"I whipped around, followed my gut, and pulled in front of them and then I sat there. He looked at me through the mirror, and I looked at him and made sure he knew I knew what he was doing...and then I pulled up next to (the girl) and said, 'honey, do you know that man?' She said 'no' and I said, 'baby, is that why you're running?' (The girl) said 'yes.' I said, 'you run home. I'll stay just behind you. You're safe, he can't get to you and I'm going to make sure you get home."