Pretoria girl, 5, screams hijackers away

Johannesburg - A 5-year-old girl from Pretoria screamed so loudly during a hijacking that the robbers stopped the car and ran away, Beeld reported on Wednesday.

Annamarie van Greunen was left in the car when an armed man and two accomplices forced her aunt out of the vehicle in Danville, Pretoria, on Sunday afternoon.

The girl reportedly asked one of the hijackers if he would take her back home if she listened to him but he replied "no".

This was her cue to start screaming. And Annamarie did not stop screaming until the three men stopped the car and ran off with some of her aunt's possessions.

Annamarie got out of the car and ran to the street where a member of the community policing forum - which had been alerted to the hijacking -picked her up.

Although the feisty young girl went back to her nursery school on Tuesday, she asked her mother: "Do they now know where I live?"

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Beaulah Fortuin 2014-08-20 09:50:56 AM
Lol! They got afraid of a 5 year old. That'll teach them not to mess with a toddler. Brave little one.
Moi 2014-08-20 09:52:37 AM
So glad she's safe.
Mthokozisi Madlala 2014-08-20 09:53:53 AM
Good girl...thank God she is safe
Justin Parkinson 2014-08-20 09:57:46 AM
Christina Setloboko 2014-08-20 09:59:50 AM
And we have ministers negotiating for generation actors while the country is burning down with crime, shame on them. glad the girl was not hurt.
Xander Juan De Ru 2014-08-20 10:01:42 AM
Dont mess with Danville! Glad the see her safe.
Sam Scapes 2014-08-20 10:04:44 AM
This little girl has balls. Well done! So glad you are unhurt. Had to laugh at the strategy though....who would have thought?
T-bos Man 2014-08-20 10:05:38 AM
at least they where human enough to run and leave the little girl unharmed considering that we lost a 4 year old a few weeks ago. I know I might sound weird but I just want to thank the robbers for sparing that girls life.
Thina Mapipa 2014-08-20 10:12:54 AM
glad she was unharmed..... these guys are sick in the head!!!
Athena 2014-08-20 10:17:36 AM
Have you heard a five year old girl scream? It can shatter glass! I'd also make a run for it!