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A Michigan girl, 8, was rescued from a kidnapping attempt by a 17-year-old thanks to her brother's use of a slingshot to stop the abductor.
The girl, who has not been identified, was on a mushroom hunt near the woods just outside of Alpena Township in the northern part of the state, police say.
The victim's uncle posted on Facebook that the 17-year-old male suspect had a black mohawk and had come out of the woods, covered the young girl's mouth and then tried to drag her away.
Her 13-year-old brother saw the tussle from inside the family's home and took action, grabbing his slingshot and firing objects at the would-be kidnapper's head and chest.
'That caused him to let go,' said Lieutenant John Grimshaw, commander of the local post of the Michigan State Troopers.
Lieutenant John Grimshaw noted that they believe the suspects intent was to severely beat the 8-year-old