'He is going to take us'

It was a terrifying moment for a five-year-old girl when a stranger entered her dad's truck in Calgary.

Mike Ashworth left his vehicle running in his driveway after buckling in his two and five-year-old girls on Friday morning. Realizing he forgot to bring a diaper bag, he dashed back inside the house.

He returned to his truck to find his oldest daughter shaking and visibly upset.

“She said a man came inside the vehicle. I was like, ‘What man?’” he told CTV Calgary. “She was like, ‘Daddy, he came in the vehicle and said he is going to take us.’”

The incident was caught on a neighbours security footage.

The footage shows a white SUV stopping a few houses away from the idling truck when a passenger gets out of the SUV and gets into Ashworth’s truck.

The man lingers inside the truck for a moment before running back to the SUV.

The surveillance footage has been given to Calgary police.

“There are people that go out looking for cars that are left unattended,” said Calgary Police Cst. Cody Phillips. “It could very well be just a crime of opportunity.”

- with files from CTV Calgary

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