Chilling video shows Philly child abduction attempt

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Posted on July 19, 2012 at 8:22 AM

Updated Thursday, Jul 19 at 12:20 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police are seeking the man who tried to abduct a 10-year-old Philadelphia girl in broad daylight but fled after the girl struggled and screamed.

Surveillance footage shows the man approach the girl from behind as she walked with her 2-year-old brother on Tuesday. The man puts his hand over the girl's mouth and tries to carry her away. 

The attempted abduction lasts only seconds before the man runs to his car and drives off. Police say the man followed the children, even leaving his car door open with the apparent intention of dragging the girl to the vehicle.

Authorities are offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the man's arrest.

The girl suffered superficial injuries.

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