Chilling footage shows a “sex predator” following a schoolgirl home – only for the clever child to outsmart him.
CCTV video, which is being praised by self-defence experts, shows the girl, aged nine, allegedly being stalked by a sinister-looking man in Stupino, near Moscow, Russia.
Luckily, the child noticed she was being followed and decided to play a trick on the man.
The footage shows the young girl entering an apartment building quickly followed by the alleged stalker.
She then climbs a short staircase and turns towards the elevators but instead turns again to hide in a doorway.
The unsuspecting man then walks towards the elevators before the little girl then sneaks herself back down the stairs towards the front door.
And when the alleged stalker leaves the building, after realising the girl has given him the slip, she is seen walking towards the entrance with her father.
The video has been hailed by YouTube channel Active Self Protection who claim it shows that children should be aware of their surroundings and to trust their instincts.
According to the video, the man was later arrested by police.
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