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Best Buy employees rescue girl from terrifying bathroom attack

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Updated: 11/01/2013 11:47 pm

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A little girl wouldn't be alive if it weren't for the brave actions of local Best Buy workers.

"Do you know that man," asked the employee. "No," replied the victim.

The August attack on a 9-year-old girl inside the bathroom of a local Best Buy all play out in a 911 call obtained by Action News.

"We just walked in. There was a little girl screaming in our bathroom. We finally got in there to see what was going on. There was a man that had her that was assailing her," said the employee to the dispatcher.

That man, police believe is 29-year-old James Tadros. Store surveillance photos show that the suspect approached the girl in the games section of the store, then walked her to the bathroom where police say he attacked her for six minutes and tried to drown her in the toilet.

For the first time we are also hearing the extreme lengths two Best Buy employees went to, to rescue the girl.

"My manager just kicked the door in. I don't know what's going on with the man out there, but I have her locked in the office here. We're trying to find her mom," said the employee.

We also got our hands on pictures from the scene. Two of them show the bolts on the floor and the latch of the busted door. According to the documents, the employee grabbed the girl from under the stall, pulled her out and scrambled to get a plastic bag off her head.

"I'm not going to hurt you. All I'm going to do is put stuff on you to stop the bleeding, OK? We got an ambulance on the way to help you now, OK?" said the employee to the victim.

While she comforted the little girl, the other employees had the suspect in a strong hold until police arrived. The documents also reveal Tadros' actions once he was detained. Police say he pulled the surveillance camera, from inside the interrogation room, off the wall. Police then had to restrain him in a four-point harness, and have an officer monitor his behavior.

Tadros is charged with attempted murder.
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Truthseeker - 10/31/2013 4:51 AM
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It is nice to know that there are still some people out there with enough guts to do the right thing.
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