Transcript for New Details Emerge on Thwarted Utah Abduction
We have new details tonight on an attempted abduction of a girl in Utah, saved by her quick thinking parents. We are learning about the suspect, and why he chose that house. And most importantly, we have key lessons hon how to keep your children alert and safe in their own home. Reporter: It was a terrifying moment for this family. There was a man in my home and he took my 5-year-old daughter and I happened to wake up. Reporter: The 5-year-old girl snatched from her bed in Utah and carried out through her front door by a stranger. I bolted because I heard a screen door and we both ran. Are you okay, honey? Reporter: Her stepfather running outside, confronting the abductor on the lawn who let the girl go. Tonight experts selling us the quick reaction is one example of what this family did right. We now the suspect, troy Morely, tried to break in several homes and couldn't get in. It wasn't until he found a door unlocked in this home and he found his opportunity. Not only should the doors be locked, the windows. Reporter: Experts say having lights outside of your home. To deter intruders and they recommend parents lead a baby monitor on, even for older children, so they can hear if anyone comes in. And this is key, teach children what to do if a stranger comes in your room. The more noise, throwing things, banging things. Reporter: The parents say they heard their daughter talking as she was carried outside. And part of the reason she is safe at home and the suspect is behind bars. ABC news, New York.
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