Mom with shotgun fends off daughter's would-be kidnapper
By Jim Guy - The Fresno Bee
Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012 | 07:24 AM
Fresno County sheriff's detectives on Tuesday, Aug. 28,
investigate an attempted child abduction east of Fowler.
A mother fought off an intruder who tried to abduct her 2-year-old daughter and then used a shotgun to chase the man away Tuesday morning west of Fowler, the Fresno County Sheriff's Office said.
The woman battled furiously against the man after he broke into her home on the 8000 block of South Maple Avenue about 8:39 a.m., sheriff's spokesman Chris Curtice said.
The man used a door or window to enter the home. The man threw the woman to the floor but she to fight him as he struck and kicked her. He then grabbed the 2-year-old and tried to get to his car.The woman then got the shotgun and ordered the man to release her daughter. The suspect dropped the child and then drove south on Maple Avenue. Curtice said the toddler was not hurt and the woman sustained minor injuries.