Boy: 'I screamed because the guy was trying to pull her into a car'

Myrtle Beach, SC - By Mark Meredith - bio | email

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - In an exclusive interview with WMBF News the family of a little girl who was almost abducted on Friday speaks out. The family left Myrtle Beach on Sunday to head home to Pittsburgh, but talked about the trauma they've endured for the past 48 hours.

"I screamed because of the fact that the guy was trying to pull her into a car," said 8-year-old Nathan Kuhns, brother of the alleged abduction victim. "I went down there and I was beating the crap out of this guy."

According to a Myrtle Beach Police report, a young girl who had run ahead of her mother was approached by a stranger in the parking lot of the 53rd Avenue North beach access in Myrtle Beach. The report, released by investigators on Saturday, showed no security cameras were present at the location of the incident.

"I couldn't be prouder of him," said the boy's mother, Erica Kuhns, of Pittsburgh.

The family had visited the Grand Strand for the past week and had planned to return home on Sunday.

Nathan Kuhns said Sunday that the suspect was at least 6' tall and had salt and pepper hair. On Sunday night, Myrtle Beach Police said they had not made any arrests. Police took fingernail clippings from the two kids after they told police they scratched the suspect's arms and legs.

"It's a great place and the whole beach is safe," said Denise Green, who runs an ice cream truck and frequents the area around the incident. Green was not at the parking lot at the time the family said the abduction took place.

Police continue to investigate, the family is calling Nathan their hero.

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