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Heroic Florida dad foils attempted kidnapping of daughter

November 11, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Heroic Florida dad foils attempted kidnapping of daughter

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A Florida father is being praised after he thwarted the attempted kidnapping of his 17-year-old daughter, opening fire as four teens attempted to break into his garage.

A probe revealed that the teens believed the father was riched and had devised a plot to rob his house and abduct his daughter, the sheriff’s office reported on Facebook.

Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a possible home invasion in progress at roughly 10:30 p.m on Tuesday.

A Florida father is being hailed as a hero after he bravely confronted a gang of teens who were attempting to kidnap his daughter Amber Brackney (pictured)

The 51-year-old father told police that his daughter had called him and said someone tried to barricade the roads to their home with barrels — an obvious attempt to force her to get out of her vehicle and walk.

Instead, she decided to drive around them.

“A short time later her father heard dogs barking and saw his front motion-activated lights come on,” the statement added. “He heard what sounded like his car door closing and went to get his gun.”

His daughter avoided the first alleged kidnap attempt, Terry Brackney, 51, ran outside with his gun and found Keilon Johnson, 19, (right) and three friends trying to break into his garage

Footage shows the moment that the four teens were pulled over by the cops after a neighbor reported a suspicious vehicle fleeing the scene

He saw people trying to push their way into his garage and fired his gun three times, sending the would-be robbers fleeing into the woods.

The homeowner then learned that some of his security lights had been unscrewed.

After receiving a tip from a neighbor, police officers later busted the suspects in a 2016 Jeep. They were identified as Keilon Johnson, 19, Austin French, 17, Tyree Johnson, 16, and Kamauri Horn, 15.

The teens have been charged with attempted kidnapping and attempted home invasion.

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