The father of a 6-year-old girl who was attacked by an intruder at their North Philadelphia apartment yesterday afternoon, hopes surveillance video from the neighborhood will help police track the man down.
NBC10's Rosemary Connors sat down with the girl's father, Shamont Carroll, to show him the surveillance video. He quickly identified the man, accused of breaking into the family's apartment at 18th Street near Berks Street.
The little girl tells NBC10's Connors that when her brother went to take their dog outside yesterday afternoon, the strange man spotted her waiting in the doorway of the apartment. She says he walked inside, locked the door and took her upstairs.
“He was trying to hold me and I was trying to get him off of me and he was holding me tight and I was trying to scream but I was scared to scream,” says the little girl.
Her father quickly came to her rescue and fought with the man. Carroll says he was surprised when he saw the man's demeanor on the surveillance video.
“It was shocking to me that you just did something so horrible and just casually walked around the corner. That tells me he might have done this before,” said Carroll, who hopes the man is arrested soon.