"People have been hurting kids these days. That was my biggest fear," Johnson said. "And I know how some people drive around here, too. My other concern was her getting hit by a car."

The Harris family is just moving here from Virginia Beach and into their new home Saturday. Harris said they couldn't be more appreciative of the police and his new community's response to their terrifying ordeal.

"I keep hearing over and over that almost always these circumstance here in Florida turn out very badly, and I take it as a miracle that it didn't," he said. "So we're thankful."