Attacker Tries Kidnapping Four Young Girls, Quickly Discovers This Was a Huge Mistake
A 22-year-old man reportedly attacked a group of four young girls in an attempted kidnapping, only to discover that he made a tremendous error in judgment.
The incident happened last Friday night in the town of Millington, Michigan where Bruce Hipkins decided to follow four young girls, ages 11 to 14, who he spotted in a Speedway gas station.
WJRT-TV reported that Hipkins — who was also inside the gas station — watched the girls while they were inside the store, buying beverages. Hipkins reportedly followed the group on foot when they left the store.
The girls reportedly noticed that Hipkins was following them, so they crossed the street to a better lit area in order to avoid the lurking man. Hipkins, the girls said, followed them anyway.
Lauren Eickhoff, 13, and one of the victims, told the station that Hipkins came right up behind her 11-year-old sister, Allison. Lauren noticed this, and shouted out a warning to her sister.
Allison said that Hipkins came up behind her and began to attack. “[Hipkins] said ‘You’re coming with me,’ and like, he grabbed my face,” she said.
All four girls — the others age 12 and 14 — went into survival mode and honored the advice that they’d received over the years about fighting back when their lives were in danger. Lauren told the station that she lobbed a hot coffee at Hipkins’ head.
“I grabbed my drink and chucked it at his head. I tried, I punched him in the head,” she admitted.
The station reported that the eldest girl also started attacking Hipkins in an attempt to subdue him, and he reportedly turned and grabbed the 14-year-old girl by the hair.
The crew of girls threw slurpees, coffee, everything they had at the guy and their quick thinking no doubt saved their lives. After getting away from the suspect the group fled to a nearby hotel where they called the police. Hipkins was picked up almost immediately.
Hikpkins has been charged with kidnapping, unlawful imprisonment, assault and battery, and two criminal sexual conduct charges. He’s currently being held on a $250,000 bond.
This, ladies and gentlemen, is how you want your girls to be. Strong, courageous, and willing to fight for their lives if some creepy punk should attempt to bring harm upon them.
Hopefully Hikpins has the book thrown at him and he ends up rotting in prison and off the streets where he cannot harm any other young girls. In all honesty, kidnapping should be something that comes with the death penalty, especially in cases where young children are involved.
Folks who commit that kind of crime are dangerous and likely to do it again should they be allowed to walk the streets.