13-year-old girl who escaped Florida abduction attempt speaks out

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Shirleen Allicot has the details. (WABC)

A 13-year-old girl who escaped from a stranger in an attempted abduction that was caught on camera is speaking out about her terrifying ordeal, and her book bag may have played a big part in saving her life.

The incident happened in Pompano Beach, Florida, where police are still looking for the suspect.

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Gio Benitez has the details

"I just knew my instinct was to run away and scream," said the victim, whose identity is being withheld. "The first days it happened, I didn't want to go outside. I was scared."

Surveillance video showed the teen running, looking back at times at the driver of the tan SUV

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