This is the horrifying moment a homeless robber followed a 73-year-old grandmother and her granddaughter into their home and violently threw them out into the street in an “attempted kidnapping” that shocked France.
The old woman and the seven-year-old boy were dragged out of their home and thrown to the pavement by the attacker who had stuck his foot in the door to sneak in and grab his victims.
He then violently yanked the sobbing girl to her feet, before tossing her aside while grabbing some of the retiree’s belongings.
The girl can then be seen running to her terrified grandmother, with the family dog appearing at the door which prosecutors say may have scared off the attacker.
The incident took place yesterday around 5:30 p.m. on the Place de l’Europe, in the heart of Bordeaux.
Terrifying footage captures the moment a thief followed a grandmother and her granddaughter to their home in Bordeaux.
After she and the old woman entered the house, the man snuck in and stuck his leg in the door to prevent it from closing, then violently threw the two of them out into the street.
The suspect, a homeless Frenchman born in 1993 who has yet to be identified, was arrested an hour later, according to CNEWS from France.
He was well known to the police with around 15 prior convictions.
According to the Bordeaux prosecutor, the grandmother said the man had tried to kidnap the girl, but the dog finally barked and scared him.
A neighbor provided officers with a description of a black Renault Clio in which the man escaped and the suspect was arrested around 6:30 p.m. in an “agitated” state.
He was subdued before being taken to a police station where he revealed that he was under “guardianship and psychological monitoring,” CNEW reported.
A blood alcohol test was performed on the suspect and the results were negative.
The grandmother suffered head, elbow and foot injuries and will be monitored for four days, while the girl was said to have sustained cuts and bruises.
She will be seen again today, like the child, so that a forensic doctor can carry out a complete expert opinion on the two victims and determine the psychological consequences of this act of particular violence, as evidenced by the video broadcast on social networks. media’, says the prosecutor’s statement.
Bordeaux Mayor Pierre Hurmic said he was “extremely shocked” by the attack, but added: “The answers to be given are not simple: they are only simple for those who are looking for scapegoats.” […] I won’t howl with the wolves, that’s the easy solution.’
Government spokesman Olivier Veran expressed “strong emotion” over the images and condemned the “gratuitous violence” that “illustrates the need for security for the French people.”
The video shows the man throwing the grandmother and granddaughter to the ground. He savagely attacks them both, pulling the young woman to her feet.
According to the Bordeaux prosecutor, the grandmother said the man was trying to kidnap the girl, but was eventually scared away by the barking dog (right)
The suspect is in police custody and is charged with intentional violence against a vulnerable person and a minor, and attempted kidnapping and kidnapping.
The incident is the latest to spark outrage in France and comes just days later.an attacker, named Abdelmasih Hanoun, went on a knife rampage in the city of Annecy.
The 31-year-old clung to a crucifix necklace before going on his ‘abominable’ rampage at a lakeside park, a tourist hotspot in the southeast. France.
A total of six people, four young children and two adults, were rushed to hospital after being injured in the riot.
The ‘rucksack hero’ who chased him away has said his Catholic faith gave him the strength to fight the attacker.
Henri d’Anselme, 24, told reporters he was taking a walking tour of France’s cathedrals when he came across a children’s playground in Annecy. He said he saw the man attack the children in a stroller as his mother desperately tried to protect them.
Video footage shows him trying to block the attacker with one of his two backpacks, chasing him onto the playground and throwing one of his bags at the attacker.
Dubbed ‘the hero with the backpack’ (le héros au sac a dos) by the media, the philosophy and management student suggested it was God’s will that he was there to intervene.
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