11-Year-Old Tulsa Girl Found Safe After Being Abducted

Sunday, July 15th 2018, 11:42 pm
By: News On 6

An 11-year-old girl is safe Sunday night after a kidnapping earlier in the day.

According to Tulsa Police, it began at a Dollar General where they say the suspect, Niesha Hardy, sprayed mace in a manager’s face and was driven by a resident to Comanche Park.

Police say at some point Hardy got upset with the driver, took the driver's 11-year-old daughter, and threatened to shoot the girl in the face. Officers say she also threatened to come back for the driver's other kids.

Officers surrounded the nearby apartments knocking door to door searching for the little girl. Police later found her safe and sound but were not able to find Hardy.

"They voluntarily let us search their cars when they didn't have to. They opened up their trunks. The community did a great job out here, and ultimately that's what led us to find the little girl," said Sgt. Patrick Stephens.

Officers say Hardy has long braids with the color pink woven into her hair. Police say if anyone has any information on Hardy's whereabouts, call 911.