CCTV footage shows shocking moment man tries to kidnap 10-year-old girl
A man who tried to kidnap a 10-year-old girl while she was playing in the yard at home California the house is still on the loose with surveillance footage capturing the terrifying moment.
The suspect can be seen walking down the street with a peculiar gait before stopping in the driveway of Cassidy Angadung’s home in Murrieta, southwest Riverside, around 8:00 p.m. Sunday.
The man is heard saying to Cassidy, “Hey, what’s that shirt,” before he lunges at the girl in an apparent attempt to kidnap the child.
Cassidy’s father, Michael Angadung, said the incident shattered his image of a “family neighborhood that is very child-friendly.”
He told KTLA 5 that it was a normal Sunday night for his family, but is now warning parents to stay vigilant. “I let my guard down a lot,” he said.
Michael Angadung (right), father of Cassidy (left), who was involved in the abduction, warns parents to be vigilant
A man who tried to abduct a 10-year-old girl while she was playing in her backyard in California is still on the loose with surveillance video capturing the terrifying moment
“It was just unexpected on Sunday night. My daughter likes to play volleyball. So she asked me, “Dad, can we play outside?” and (I said), “Of course.” I’m giving you 10 minutes because I have to go back and do some business, Angadung said.
The father told how he was playing in the yard with Cassidy and stepped away from her for a moment to get water from inside.
He said he noticed a man walking down the street but thought nothing of it.
“You can’t go wrong with his walk. He had a funny walk, he said.
Not even a minute after he entered the house, he said his daughter came running to find him.
“Then she rushes inside the garage saying, ‘Dad, dad, there’s some guy trying to kidnap me!’ And I say, “Quit playing, what do you mean by attempted kidnapping?”
A neighbor’s surveillance cameras show the man walking down the sidewalk wearing a blue beanie and flip flops, while another angle shows the man trying to grab Cassidy.
A man is heard saying, “Hey, what’s that shirt?” Let me see that shirt before I rush off to the young lady.
The man, who had a peculiar gait, could be seen walking down the street before stopping in the driveway of the young girl’s home in Murrieta, southwest Riverside
A man is heard saying, “Hey, what’s that shirt?” Let me see that shirt before I rush off to the young lady
“It kind of breaks through your security curtain. I always think, “Hey, this is a very family friendly neighborhood,” Angadung said.
The man, without hesitation, went further down the street and since then no one has seen him. Angodung immediately called Riverside County Police.
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department canvassed the neighborhood, going door-to-door, asking neighbors for surveillance video and asking if they had seen anything.
“It’s a very, very quiet area. You see kids playing outside all the time, Murrieta resident Jessica Vicencio told KTLA. “So it’s a little nerve-wracking.”
Another Murrieta resident, Rob Potts, said he wished he could do something to help.
Angadung said he was playing in the front yard with Cassidy (pictured) and stepped away from her for a moment to get water from inside
Angadung that he is thankful his daughter was not physically harmed, but believes the encounter had a traumatic effect on her
“It makes me angry. I have four children, and I never thought that this would happen in an area like this,” he said. “Too bad I was out doing something.”
Angodung told NBC Los Angeles that he is grateful that his daughter was not physically harmed, but believes that the encounter had a traumatic effect on her.
He told the native that she had trouble sleeping and no longer wanted to walk or bike to school.
“I would just say to parents that it’s never too early or too late to talk to your kids about the dangers of our world right now,” he said.