Police: Girls use hot coffee to drive off man who tried to kidnap, assault them

Posted: 8:18 PM, Aug 13, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-14 18:08:33Z

Millington Police say four girls were able to drive off a 22-year-old man who assaulted them as they left a gas station convenience store.

It happened around 10 pm on Friday. WJRT-TV is reporting the man is Bruce Hipkins of Tuscola County. 

Hipkins is reportedly charged with kidnapping, unlawful imprisonment, assault and battery, and two criminal sexual conduct charges.

Police say the girls, who are between 6th and 8th grade, were leaving the Speedway when Hipkins followed them across the street and grabbed the youngest girl around the head and told her she was coming with him.

The other three girls kicked, hit, and threw their hot coffee on him. Hipkins then released the girl and grabbed another one by her hair. The girls then kicked and hit him again until he ran from the scene.

The girls then ran to the nearby Millington Inn restaurant for help.

Officers arrived on the scene and got a description of the suspect, who was taken into custody walking on M-15 near Ellis.

Hipkins is being held in the Tuscola County Jail.

The girls were not injured.