A Toronto mother was still trembling Sunday, hours after an alleged abduction attempt was foiled just feet from her three-year-old daughter's bed.
The near-tragic turn of events apparently unfolded around 10pm Saturday, at a Regent Park home near Sumach and Gerrard.
A shadowy male figure reportedly reached through an open window into the child's room, attempting to pick up and abscond with the youngster.
Perhaps it was a mother's intuition, perhaps just saving grace, but it was reportedly at this time the girl's mother caught on, spotting the would-be abductor in the act and scaring him off with a scream.
It was then he jumped into a waiting car and sped away.
Mother Newa Begum doesn't speak English, but her eldest daughter explained the frightening exchange.
"She opened the whole thing (window) and then the guy grabbed her," Tanjila (pictured) explained. "And then my mom yelled ... and he went away."