Elementary School Teacher's Assistant Witnesses A Kidnapping, Can't Believe What She Does Next

Sandra Ferguson is a teaching assistant at Sutter Elementary in Antioch, California. She was heading to work on Friday when she noticed a terrified, 11-year-old pupil, sitting in the front seat of a middle-aged man's car that she did not recognize.

Ms. Ferguson immediately knew something was wrong so, she drove her car in front of the man's vehicle, blocking him in. She shared details of the incident by saying "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!'" She added, “It was kind of like a superwoman power thing. I can't believe I did that.”

She and the schoolgirl called the police, who arrested Santiago Salazer, 51, on suspicion of kidnapping. Allegedly, Salazar had grabbed the girl's wrist and pulled her into the vehicle to lure her over.

School principal Debra Harrington said Ms. Ferguson was a “guardian angel” as she thanked her for stopping “something terrible from happening.” The schoolgirl was not harmed. Her family also thanked Ms. Ferguson.

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