There were passersby just 100 feet from where Sonya was abducted, but no one saw or heard a thing. Till this day, Sonya Hudson’s whereabouts are still unknown.
It was because of this incident, Richard Hudson made it his duty to make sure that his nightmare doesn’t become someone else’s reality.
Hudson began work on a personal alarm device a few years after his daughter went missing.
“The number-one reason victims are unable to escape a kidnap attempt is mainly due to the fact that they could not make any noise to alarm people of what is taking place as kidnappers often try to keep the victim’s mouth shut.” said Hudson, now 52.
With his alarm, he made sure to focus on two main things: to make it as accessible as possible and to make them as loud as possible.
“The ability to easily make noise during a kidnap or robbery attempt is crucial to what will happen next.” said Chief Inspector Wilson, who was handling the case.
The personal alarm device easily attaches to purses, keys, and backpacks. It’s also small enough to fit in your pocket. Though small, it packs a punch.