Mother says she fought off man chasing young daughter
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts mother says she and another parent subdued a man who tried to grab her daughter and another young girl as they played outside.
Maureen Santos tells the Lowell Sun that her 11-year-old daughter and a 9-year-old friend ran into her Lowell home Sunday screaming that they were being chased. She says she saw a man reaching for her daughter and tried to force him out of the home. The father of the other girl then ran over and tackled the man.
Police charged 54-year-old Wayne Spencer with assault and breaking and entering. He was taken to a hospital for evaluation. It couldn’t be determined if he has a lawyer.
Santos says the girls were playing with water guns and sprinklers when they noticed the man spying on them.
Information from: The (Lowell, Mass.) Sun, http://www.lowellsun.com