Police: Grandparents fought off man who tried to abduct 6-year-old girl

U.S. & World

Photo: WLFA

LEBANON, Ind. (WFLA) – Two Indiana grandparents fought off a would-be kidnapper who tried to abduct their young granddaughter, WTHR reported.

According to police, 37-year-old Benjamin Dillon kicked his way into an apartment in Lebanon in the middle of the night and “insisted he was taking the child.” 

The girl’s grandparents, Martin and Patricia Roth were able to fight him off and call 911 while keeping the girl safe. 

Police arrived to find Dillon “shirtless and very agitated,” they said. He reportedly told investigators his daughter was inside of the apartment being raped. 

He also threatened to “fight all of us [the police] and kill us,” the police report states.  

The Roth’s told police they had never seen Dillon before. 

Dillon was arrested for burglary, battery on a law enforcement officer and intimidation among other charges.

Grab the FREE WDTN News App for iPhone or Android. Stay up to date with all the local news, weather and sports as well as live newscasts and events as they happen.

news-app-download-apple-350x50
news-app-download-android-350x50

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for all the latest news, weather and sports.

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

9-4 donate dayton strong

Tragedy in Dayton Stories

More Oregon District Shooting

Latest Video on WDTN.com

Only on WDTN.com | Phil Wiedenheft

More profile-65422

Trending Stories

Interactive Radar

More As Seen on 2 NEWS