Sandra Ferguson, a teacher at Sutter Elementary in Antioch, California, ran over to the car and could immediately tell something was wrong, she told ABC 7. “I said, ‘Sweetheart, is that your dad?’ She said, ‘No he’s a friend.’ I said, ‘No, he’s not your friend!’ I told her, ‘You get out of that truck right now!’”
Ferguson said her own reaction caught her by surprise. “It was kind of like a superwoman power thing. I can’t believe I did that,” she said.
The teaching assistant got the schoolgirl out of the car and called police, who arrested Santiago Salazar, 51, on suspicion of kidnapping. Salazar, who did not attempt to escape, had allegedly grabbed the girl’s wrist and pulled her into the vehicle after luring her over…..
School principal Debra Harrington said Ms Ferguson was a “guardian angel” as she thanked her for stopping “something terrible from happening.” She has also been thanked by the girl’s family. The schoolgirl, who was not named, was not harmed.