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Girls Escape Kidnapping

Girls fight off would-be kidnapper by throwing hot coffee on him

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MILLINGTON, Mich. (WEYI) — Millington Police say 22-year-old Bruce Hipkins is behind bars facing multiple charges in connection with the attempted kidnapping of four children.

According to police, a group of four girls were leaving a convenience store at 10 p.m. on Aug. 10 when Hipkins began following them. He grabbed the youngest girl in the group around her head and told her that she was coming with him.

One of the girls threw hot coffee at Hipkins, allowing the group to escape.

The four girls ran to the Millington Inn and asked for help.

Police officers arrived to the business and got the description of the suspect. The authorities say the girls were shaken up, but were fine otherwise.

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