Transcript for Lessons Learned from the Utah Child Kidnapping
And now to the chilling kidnapping in Utah. A little girl was snatched from her bed and saved by quick-thinking parents. So many lessons. We have Abbie Boudreau to let you know to keep your family safe. Reporter: 40-year-old troy Morley will appear in court later today after allegedly taking 5-year-old lainy from her bedroom. Her bedroom door was open, and the light was on and the bed of the empty. Reporter: Talking about the nightmare in an exclusive interview with robin. It was not the front door, but the screen door. Reporter: Her stepfather catching them in the driveway. While this couple's swift actions saved her, we show you what we can do to make your home more secure. Starting in your child's bedroom. This is an emergency doorstop. Place it on the ground behind the door. If the door opens when it's not supposed to, trips the alarm. Reporter: Visible deterrents are a must. Just like having a dog bowl visible, by a front door. Keeping a nice, big leash on the doorkn doorknob. This is a fantastic deterrent. Reporter: And it works? Absolutely. Reporter: Protect yourself with common household objects strategically placed near the front and back doors. A candletick, wouldn't think of it as an improvised weapon, but it is. Reporter: But one thing that might stop an intruder in its tracks, it's a screaming child. Empower kids to yell and scream for help. Not just specifically scream, but clear, concise action words. Help, 911, stranger. Reporter: Simple words that could save a life. For "Good morning America," Abbie Boudreau, ABC news, los Angeles. Reminders right there.
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