Law & Order’s Mariska Hargitay Praises 11 Year Old Girl Who Used SVU To Run From Abductor


This Tuesday, Alyssa Bonal, an 11-year-old girl in Florida, faced an attempted kidnapping while waiting for her school bus. The abductor grabbed her by the throat and had a knife with him. Luckily Alyssa kicked him and tripped down, freeing herself.

One smart thing that she did was that she smeared the slime over her abductor; this was so that he could be tracked. Now, this is some really fast thinking! In a matter of hours, the police were able to find the culprit due to Alyssa’s smartness.

Being an avid fan of the show “Law & Orders: SVU” She told her mother,

Mom, I had to leave some sort of evidence behind, like on Law & Order SVU.’ We’ve watched probably every episode on Hulu. She’s a smart cookie, she thinks on her toes. She got that slime everywhere.

Law & Order’s Mariska Hargitay praised the little girl who used her know-how from the show not only to escape but also track her abductor afterward.

Mariska wrote on her Instagram,

Alyssa, first and most important, I am so relieved and grateful to know that you are safe. And I am so honored to be part of your incredible story. You are one BRAVE, Strong and Smart young woman. I think the SVU squad might have to add slime to their crimefighting gear! Take good care of yourself and each other. With all my love, your number one fan, Mariska.


Here’s a clip of Alyssa and her mother speaking about the incident.

And her trick did work as at the press conference Escambia County Sheriff Chip Simmons confirmed that the 30-year-old suspect Jared Paul Stanga had blue goo on his arm.

The event happened due to a series of coincidences. Firstly, due to a shortage of buses, her regular bus stop had changed o a point far from her home. Her mother was walking her to the bus stop when she realized that her one and half-year-old baby needed a diaper change. As they were running late Alyssa’s mother asked her to run to the bus stop while she went back home to change the diaper.

A few minutes later, Alyssa rushed back home with her hair all messed up and slime all over her. Initially, her mother thought that she got hit by a car or got into a fight with another kid. But that wasn’t the case.

Fortunately, on the weekend, Alyssa and her friend were discussing what they would do if someone tries to kidnap them. At this point, Alyssa’s mother overheard their conversation and told them that if such a situation ever takes place, they should “kick, scream and bite and yell”. She also told them not to care whether the abductor had a knife or a gun, just run away and go to any house with an open door.

These tips were running through Alyssa’s mind when the abductor grabbed her However, it was not just a random try to abduct her; Alyssa said that two weeks before the incident, the same man had been trying to reach her and talk to her. Being a smart kid, she avoided him.

Escambia County Sheriff Chip Simmons stated in the press conference that they had caught their suspect: 30-year-old Jared Paul Stanga.

“We are here to announce we caught the animal who tried to kidnap an 11-year-old girl this morning,” Sheriff Simmons announced.


As shown in the video the SUV had a chrome bumper, but as Stange tried to save himself from being caught, he painted it black. However, it was very prominent that the paint was fresh and an attempt to hide evidence.

As per the sheriff,

Stanga has an extensive criminal history, including but not limited to, sexual offenses with a child. I’m very proud of the efforts of Escambia County Sheriff’s Office,” he said, “but I cannot help to think this could have ended very differently had this 11-year-old victim not thought to fight, and to fight, and to just never give up. This could’ve ended terribly.

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Mohid Moosani

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