Missing Eight-Year-Old Texas Girl Found Safe After Church Members Reported Suspect’s Car

Two churchgoers in Fort Worth, Texas, are being hailed as heroes by local authorities after spotting the car driven by a young girl’s alleged kidnapper.

Eight-year-old Salem Sabatka was found safe around 2:00 am local time Sunday, and the 51-year-old man accused of abducting her was taken into custody, Fort Worth Police Department spokesperson Buddy Calzada told reporters.

“It’s a phenomenal feeling,” he said. “This story right now would put a smile on anybody’s face.”

Sabatka and her mother were walking in their neighborhood together Saturday evening when the suspect drove up, grabbed the girl, and dragged her to his car. The woman tried to fight the man, but police said the suspect shoved her out of the car and got away.

The woman immediately called 911 to report the abduction.

The Fort Worth Police Department issued an Amber Alert and posted images of the girl and the suspect’s vehicle on social media to help spread the word. They also included a video of the kidnapping that was caught by a doorbell camera nearby.

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SOURCE: CBN News, Steve Warren