SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Residents across the area are reacting to Wednesday's abduction and Amber Alert involving a Springfield girl, including those in the neighborhood where it happened.
We spoke with a woman who says she saw the suspect, Miguel Rodriguez, shove Charlotte into his car.
"The way she was screaming, 'Stop! Let me out! Let me out!'," Springfield resident Maggie Kenney tells us.
Maggie watched from her kitchen window in horror as suspect Miguel Rodriguez shoved Charlotte Moccia into his car.
"She was walking with her, you know, bag and her thing, and he got out on the passenger side and he grabbed her and threw her in the back seat of the car. He was trying to hold her and everything else, you know, with the baggage and everything," explained Kenney.
Kenney tells Western Mass News watching the 11-year-old being forced into a car was something unimaginable.
"She was screaming. She was screaming and I was screaming, yelling. It feel like I was dreaming first. Then, I said, 'I am watching tv.' You see this on tv. Not here. Not now. Not today in broad daylight," continued Kenney.
She says the blue car then sped off with the young girl inside.
Kenney told her husband to call 911.
"All I know is he turned down Princeton Street and I don’t know which way he went. I don’t know which way," says Kenney.
Shaken, Kenney says all she could do was pray that Charlotte would be returned safe.
"I was very nervous. I couldn't believe it. I had to go to church and just pray, 'Please let that little girl be found and safe'," said Kenney.
Kenney says she buys Girl Scout cookies from Charlotte, who is described as a sweet, young girl.
"She’s a little girl. A little, innocent girl, smiles and waves at you, you know, little kid, you know just smile at you. I think this is going to affect her for a long time. To damage a little girl's life like that, that's going to really affect her," added Kenney.
Kenney says she is just thankful that Charlotte is found.