- An Ohio man was arrested in connection with the attempted abduction of a 6-year-old girl.
- The family’s Ring doorbell camera showed their daughter being grabbed while she was taking out the garbage.
- The family said the daughter’s scream is what made the man let her go.
An Ohio man was arrested after a family’s Ring doorbell camera captured him dragging their 6-year-old daughter down the sidewalk outside their home.
The surveillance video showed Ken’Adi Nash, 6, taking out the garbage when a man grabbed her hand, attempting to drag her with him, according to ABC’s.
“This guy walks by, and he touched me. He pulled me,” Ken’Adi said on GMA. “He just let go of me because I screamed.”
According to GMA, after the man let Nash go, she ran into the family’s home alerting her parents.
“She came in with a blood-curling scream, she ran into the living room she said, ‘mommy someone tried to take me, he touched my private parts,'” Nash’s Mother Mandie Miller told. “I went outside and saw him walking down the sidewalk.”
Both parents chased the man on foot before the father jumped into his car and called local authorities while pursuing the man, according to CNN.
“He wouldn’t have let go of her if she wouldn’t have pulled and screamed like she did,” Nash’s dad said. “I chased him like he still had my kid.”
According to GMA, police later arrested Deric McPherson, 33, in connection with the incident and charged him with abduction and inappropriate grabbing.
“When the cops put him in handcuffs, it took so much anguish away,” The father said on GMA.
Miller told CNN that they are looking into moving at her daughter’s request and are seeking counseling.
“It’s forever etched in our minds — that scream. So it’ll always be with us,” Mandie Nash said.