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Girl Halts Kidnapping by Pretending iPod is iPhone

The iPod touch in many ways is just an iPhone without the phone. At first glance the devices look similar enough that someone could mistake one for the other.

A 12-year-old girl used this to her advantage and was able to keep herself safe from an attempted kidnapping.

Last week at around 6:10 p.m. Wednesday evening, a man driving a white van drove up to the driveway Stanton Middle School and asked a 12-year-old girl to get inside.

The girl told the man that she was calling 9-1-1 and then held here iPod touch up to her ear as if she was making a call with it.

The man, described as a white male, 35-45 years of age, with a dark crew cut styled hair, then quickly drove off afterward.

Anyone who has information relating to this incident is urged to call Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333.

Source: ABC