An 8-year-old Michigan girl’s older brother was in the right place at the right time to prevent a kidnapping, according to the Michigan State Police.

On Wednesday, state police responded to a call in Northern Michigan’s Alpena Township, according to WWTV.

The girl was hunting for mushrooms in her backyard when a 17-year-old assailant covered her mouth and tried to drag her into some nearby woods.

Her 13-year-old big brother, who was inside the house, ran out to help, police said.

“He was able to grab his slingshot and was able to slingshot something that hit the suspect right in the head. And that caused him to let go,” Alpena Post Commander Lt. John Grimshaw said.

13-Year-Old Boy Grabs Slingshot and Stops Kidnapping of Little Sister – Visible Wounds on Suspect Hint at His Deadeye Aim (

A slingshot was better than just harsh word and wishful thinking. In fact, loaded with the proper projectile, it can inflict serious bodily harm and even death.
Which is why it is a controlled weapon subject to heavy penalties if not properly registered with the appropriate authorities in the Gun Control Heaven that is Venezuela.

Hat tip Paul K.

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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

4 thoughts on “Less than ideal, but got the job done.”
  1. nice shot kid – get some more velocity on your projectile, and we’d be making real progress. I’d say 740 FPS or better should do the trick at slingshot range.

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