NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. -- A 9-year-old girl ran home and set off the alarm after two men tried to get her inside her car on Tuesday afternoon.
About 3:10 p.m., the girl was walking home from Deer Park Elementary School when she was approached by two men, and was chased from the road and between houses near Little Creek Drive and Canopy Drive, according to the Pasco Sheriff's Office.
Sheriff Chris Nocco said that part of the chase was caught by surveillance video, which has not yet been released.
She banged on a neighbor's door, but they were not home.
When she got to her home, one of the men approached her in a blue Toyota Solara - Florida tag 922 RYW -- and yelled to her, "Get in, get in."
That's when she set off the alarm that alerted her mother and the sheriff's office.
The sheriff's office is asking anyone with information to call 800-706-2488.
Sheriff Chris Nocco praised the girl's actions. He also reminded parents that they should make sure their children have a buddy to walk home with or a routine to follow in case something happens.