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10-year-old escapes abduction, gets award


 FEDERAL WAY — Police and parents in the northwest are on high alert this weekend — following several attempted child lurings.

     In Thurston County, a man in a silver car offered a 10 year-old boy $100 dollars to get in his car.

    And then yesterday in Aberdeen — three men tried to pull a young boy into their car.

    On Saturday, a 10-year old girl from Federal Way was honored, after police say her quick thinking prevented her abduction.

 Isabel Carpenter is being hailed as a hero. In February, she was walking home from school when a stranger asked her to get into his car.

    She ran to a neighbor’s house and pounded on the door until the man took off.

     Then, Isabel ran home and called 911.

“She did everything right, and she was such a smart little girl when she called,” said Laurie Broming, the 911 operator who took the call. “She was basically text book in what she did.”

King County awarded Isabel with a 911 Hero medal..

 Saturday was also the first time Isabel and her 911 operator came face to face. The ceremony was part of Renton’s first Youth and Safety Fair.

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