How A Hot Coffee Helped Save This Little Girl

An alleged would-be kidnapper was no match for this group of schoolgirls.

An alleged would-be kidnapper in the US was no match for a group of girls who fought back and scared him off.

Police said Bruce Hipkins, 22, followed four girls after they left a petrol station on Friday night in the town of Millington, Michigan. The girls ranged in school years from sixth to eighth grade.

Hipkins allegedly grabbed the youngest girl by the head and said she was coming with him. But the other girls came to the rescue -- and fought back, hitting him and even throwing their hot coffee on him, police said.

Allison Eickhoff was saved from a would-be kidnapper after three other girls fought him off. Image: WNEM-TV.

"My sister's friend just kept hitting, kicking, and scratching him and I just kept hitting him too," Allison Eickhoff, 11, told CBS affiliate WNEM-TV in Bay City.

Hipkins tried grabbing another girl but eventually gave up and fled after the girls continued attacking him. Police later found and arrested him.

The Millington Police Department said all of the girls were "shaken up" but not harmed.

Hipkins has been charged with kidnapping, unlawful imprisonment and assault with intent to commit sexual penetration, and is being held on $250,000 bond. It's unclear if he has an attorney. He has development disabilities, according to WNEM-TV, and one of his would-be victims said she still hopes he gets treatment.

"I'm mad but I want him to get the help he need," Eickhoff said.