Video Catches Home Invader Snatching 11-Year-Old Girl Before Dad Leaps Into Action

December 28, 2019 in News, Video by RBN Staff

By Skye Malmberg

A man in Ormond Beach, Florida, was arrested after grabbing an 11-year-old girl by the hand in her home on Christmas Eve.

According to WOFL, authorities reported that the suspect, identified as Steven M. Hasugulgum, 21, was standing outside the home of 11-year-old Ava Kloepfer, located on Myrtle Jo Drive, when she stepped out of the sliding glass door in the back of her house.

“Hasugulgum approached her, put his finger to his lips and told her to ‘Shh,’ the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said.

According to deputies, when Ava stepped back inside, Hasugulgum followed her; he proceeded to grab her hand and pulled her towards him.

The girl’s dad sensed that something was wrong and ended up scaring Hasugulgum away.