Posted: 8:44 P.M (MST)
It's a situation that would terrify any parent. Around 5:45 Monday evening a 17-year-old girl was walking her six-year-old little sister home from school from her bus stop near May Avenue and 8th Street in Yuma.
This is when a man tried to pull the six-year-old away from her older sister, but big sister was not going to let this happen. "The 17-year-old then struck the suspect in the face with a set of keys and the suspect fled covering his face," said Deputy Meyer with the Yuma County Sheriff's Office.
Although the attempted kidnapper covered his face the two girls have given deputies a description of what they remember. "The suspect is described as a white male, mid 20's to early 30's, between 5'10 and 6 feet, weighing approximately 175 pounds," said Meyer.
Deputy Meyer tells News 11 the victims say they also remember a tattoo. "The suspect does have a tattoo on either above or below his elbow on his left arm and his forearm the tattoo is possibly of a bird or a bat. The juveniles did state that the tattoo had possible wings," said Meyer.
Luckily in this case the two girls did not get harmed, but the Yuma County Sheriff's Office advise that kids walking home always use the buddy system.