8 year old California girl avoids being Kidnapped

An 8 year old California girl fought off a would-be robber/kidnapper in her home, when the man tried to drag her down the stairs. She told police she used the “Cheetah Paw” method on him and she was able to escape. Her mother was sleeping down the hall and heard nothing. Police used K-9 dogs to try and pick up the mans’ scent but were unable to catch him. She is my hero right?