A Florida elementary school student successfully used a crime-fighting technique she learned from television to stop being abducted in real life.

Alyssa Bonal helped law enforcement authorities track down and detain a suspected kidnapper by smearing some blue slime onto her alleged attacker.

The 11-year-old came up with the idea after playing with the homemade blue substance while waiting for her bus to arrive in West Pensacola, about 130 miles west of Panama City.

She kicked and tripped suspect Jared Paul Stanga after he allegedly approached and tried to abduct her from the bus stop early on the morning of May 18.

“She said, ‘Mom, I had to leave some sort of evidence behind, like on ‘Law and Order: Special Victims Unit (SVU),'” mother Amber said according to the New York Post.

Bonal claimed she quickly smeared as much of the slime as she could onto Stanga’s body, clothes, and even his Dodge Journey sport utility vehicle.

The child then ran to the nearest house she could find, asked the resident for help, and stayed there until law enforcement officers arrived.

“Her first words were, ‘Somebody tried to kidnap me! He grabbed me by my throat and he had a knife!,” the mother recalled. “She said she [Alyssa] was able to kick and she tripped him [Stanga] and freed herself.”

The blue substance made it easier for the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office to track down, identify, apprehend, and charge Stanga with planned abduction, aggravated assault, and battery.

Officers quickly found blue marks on Stanga’s arms and his vehicle’s chrome bumper. The suspect allegedly tried to conceal the slime by spray painting a black coating onto the reflective surface.

“A white Dodge Journey pulled up to an 11-year-old girl waiting at a bus stop on Old Corry Field Road and Perdido Street, [and] a Hispanic male exited the vehicle reportedly armed with a knife,” the sheriff’s office said on Facebook. “The suspect then grabs the little girl and a struggle ensues, [and] she was able to fight and break free from the suspects grip—the little girl is [now] safe with her family.”

The sheriff’s office released a photo of the vehicle, and invited anyone with more information about the alleged incident to phone a sheriff on 850-436-9620 or—alternatively—call Crime Stoppers on 850-433-7867.

The mother is glad she taught her daughter how to respond to an attempted kidnapping on the previous weekend, otherwise the child could have been taken and “lost … forever.”

“Ironically, on Sunday, the neighbor’s little girl was over at our house, and I do not know how or why it got brought up,” she said. “I was telling them that if anyone ever tried to abduct you, you kick and scream and bite and yell.”

The news eventually reached the desk of actor Mariska Hargitay, who played detective Olivia Benson in the “Law and Order: SVU” television drama series for more than 20 years.

Hargitay used social media to praise her brave, young fan for using the blue slime idea from the television show.

“Alyssa, first and most important, I am so relieved and grateful to know that you are safe, and I am so honored to be part of your incredible story,” the actor said on Instagram.

“You are one brave, strong, and smart young woman. I think the SVU squad might have to add slime to their crimefighting gear! Take good care of yourself and each other—with all my love, your number one fan, Mariska,” she added.

 
 
 
 
 
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