After Kidnapping of 7-Year-Old, Self-Defense Expert Offers Parents Tips (VIDEO)

A day after a 7-year-old Metairie girl was kidnapped, sexually…

A day after a 7-year-old Metairie girl was kidnapped, sexually assaulted and escaped, her family and neighbors remain shocked.

Eyewitness News spoke to one self-defense expert, Master Jason Horne, who runs X-S Martial Arts Dojo in New Orleans East, about what parents can do to prepare their kids for the worst-case-scenario.

“If they’re snatched, bite, kick, scratch. You don’t have to be in martial arts as long as you’re loud and drawing attention.”

Horne teaches young kids how to fight and be loud if they ever have a run-in with a child predator.

“‘My pet is lost. I can’t find my wallet. I dropped my keys. I have a small crack in the car window. My
hand is too big, can you reach in to help me?’ These are the types of things you want to teach kids not to fall into,” said Horne.

The self-defense expert warns kids not to approach strangers who start up conversations, but instead immediately alert a trusted adult.


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