An Ohio man
saved an 11-year-old girl from an attempted kidnapping
Golf Manor, Ohio.

Nazier Elahee, 37, noticed strange behavior between a
man and girl on Sept. 18. Jessie Woodard Jr. was pulling
the girl by her arm when Elahee walked past the two.

“I noticed that a man was walking
down the street toting a girl behind him, pulling her by the
Elahee told Fox19
. “But as they walked passed us, she
looked back at me and mouthed the words “Help me” several

Elahee went to ask the child if she
knew the man accompanying her.

“When she
said “No,” I was like, what’s going on? I asked the
gentleman if he knew her and he said, ‘No, I’m taking her
home,’” he said.

After Elahee rescued the child and called the police, Woodward
attempted to escape. Elahee chased him until officers arrived.

“If he had gotten that little girl to wherever he was going to,
she could have been raped … killed,” he said. “If I could have
done something else I would have, but the right thing to do was
to call the police and keep the girl safe.”