11-Year-Old Credits ‘Law & Order: SVU’ For Helping Her Evade Kidnapping
I've said over and over again that my true crime and TV obsession could probably save a life someday. A girl from Florida is the proof.
11-year-old Alyssa was waiting for the school bus, making homemade blue slime, when a man got out of his white vehicle and charged her with a knife. He attempted to kidnap her.
She fought back and thought, "What would Olivia Benson do?"
She credits watching Law & Order: SVU with her mom for the idea of smearing the blue slime all over him so that he would be easy to identify later.
Such a smart girl!
And she was right!
Jared Paul Stanga, 30, had blue slime on him when he was found. He has been charged with the attempted kidnapping of a child under 13 and aggravated assault and battery and is being held on just over $1.5 million bond, according to Today.
Alyssa says a man in a white vehicle attempted to talk to her a couple of weeks prior. Good for her for being aware and alert.
Mariska Hargitay, who has played Olivia Benson on Law & Order: SVU for the show's entire 22 seasons heard about Alyssa and was so proud of her quick thinking she gave her a shoutout on Instagram.
Mariska says in her post, "You are one BRAVE, Strong and Smart young woman." (I second that!) Mariska goes on to mention adding slime to the SVU crimefighting gear and tells Alyssa and her mom to stay safe and look out for each other.
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