There is a family in Adelaide who are I imagine reeling with “what-ifs”.
What-if their daughter had not been so quick thinking.
What-if the predator had not been so easily deterred.
What-if this man strikes again.
A family that fills many of us with admiration for the quick-wittedness of their year six daughter.
And a family that reminds us all to put safety measures in place to try to keep your children safe from abduction.
Because not all of them are as clever as this little girl…
The young girl, a year six student at Reynella East College, has fended off a would-be predator with her incredible presence of mind. Police have told how the girl was walking near the fence of her school about 8:30am Tuesday on her way to school when she was approached by a tattooed man in a dark green Ford sedan.
The man reportedly told the girl: “Your mum told me to pick you up at 1:30.”
The year six student, with a deftness that I am not sure I could produce, replied, “My parents are dead.”
The man then got back in his car and drove away.