Bruce Hipkins, 22, was arrested after he allegedly tried to kidnap the girls.
(Champaign If County Jail)
A grown man was no match for a group of girls that used kicks, punches, and coffee to escape their potential perpetrator, police said.
The girls — 11 to 14 years — were leaving a Speedway grocery in Millington, Michigan, when a 22-year-old man, followed them across the street and picked up the youngest girl around the head,” the Millington Police Department said in an online statement.
The suspect, later identified as Bruce Hipkins, approached the girls as they walked home from a local festival Friday night, The Washington Post reported.
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As he grabbed one of the girls — who by The Post as Allison Eickhoff, 11 — he told her that they “come with him,” the police department said.
“[The man] grabbed my face, and he ducked me and said: ‘You come with me,’ and I was really scared at that point,” Allison recalled to The Post.
But the young girl was saved, thanks to her 13-year-old sister and their two friends, who “kicked, hit, and threw their hot coffee on him,” the Millington Police Department said.
“They fought on the suspicious — and they won.”
– Millington Police Chief Jason Oliver
Hipkins allegedly grabbed a girl, who has not yet been identified, by her hair. But again, the girls say that they “kicked and punched him until he let her go.
The defendant then fled as all four of the girls, who were shaken up, but unharmed, ran to a nearby inn and asked for help.
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Authorities then located and arrested the suspect. He is now being held on a $250,000 bond in the champaign if County Jail, where he is facing four felonies and a misdemeanor, USA Today reported.
When asked how she knew how to fend off the suspect, Allison, told The Post she and the other girls “look a lot of” Law and Order ” and “Dateline,” and my father also taught us some moves.”
“I think they did great,” Millington police chief Jason Oliver told The Post of the girls’ courageous actions. “They did exactly what they should do. They fought against the suspicious — and they won.”
Oliver was not immediately available for comment when contacted by Fox News Tuesday afternoon.
Madeline Farber is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter @MaddieFarberUDK.