On February 6, 2004, James Perry attempted to abduct 13-year-old Cassie, who was with her family at a hotel for the weekend.
Cassie was stepping out of the elevator when James Perry grabbed her, put his hand over her mouth and held his gun to her temple. He threatened to blow her brains out if she screamed. As Perry led her away from the hotel, Cassie says she made a decision: She was not going with him. She waited until she saw people within earshot, started screaming and managed to run away.