Four middle school-aged girls fought off an alleged kidnapping attempt Friday, throwing punches, coffee, and a Slurpee after a man grabbed them outside a gas station convenience store.
The girls, aged 11 to 14, were leaving a Speedway in Millington, Michigan when they noticed they were being followed by a man, police Chief Jason Oliver told BuzzFeed News.
The man, 22-year-old Bruce Hipkins, grabbed the 11-year-old by the head and said, “You’re coming with me,” said Oliver.
“That’s when the struggle started,” said Oliver.
The girls allegedly fought back, punching Hipkins over and over, and threw coffee and a Slurpee at him.
He then let go of the 11-year-old and grabbed another one of the girls by the hair, said Oliver.
The girls kept fighting back, and eventually, Hipkins fled on foot. They then called the police, who found Hipkins down the road, Oliver said.
Hipkins was arrested on several charges, including kidnapping and assault with intent to commit sexual penetration. He is being held on $250,000 bond.