Food & Recipes

Cupcake Baker Shares Amazing Story of Rescuing Kidnapped Girl

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 9:00 AM, March 10, 2015

Aired March 10, 2015

by Lisa Lozano

This is definitely not a story you hear every day! Leslie, owner of Mini’s Cupcakes in Salt Lake City, Utah, was just going about the day in her bakery last month, making cake pops, when her phone went off with an Amber alert (used to alert the public of kidnapped children). What happened next is absolutely shocking.

Leslie tells Rachael and Curtis stone on today’s show, "I remembered seeing a vehicle that matched the description out in front of my shop that had been there for awhile, so I went out and noticed the license plate number matched. Then I saw this child in the backseat of the car and she was leaning out a little bit and in a tremendous amount of distress."

"I just dropped my phone and I ran out and dove through the window to get her out of the car, because the window was down. And ran back in the store and locked the doors and attempted to call 911 at that point," Leslie shares of her amazing rescue.

She says she was "in shock" but remembers, "Your mama bear instinct kicks in at some point and you don’t think about anything other than, 'I have to save this child.'"

Watch the video to see what special treat Rachael has in store for the heroic rescuer!

Tell us in the comments: what would you have done if you had been in Leslie’s situation?