The father who thwarted the alleged attempted kidnapping of his daughter, and an attempted burglary of his home, said he is left reeling and praying for "peace of mind" after learning the extent of what authorities described as an elaborate plot devised by four armed teenagers.
"I've searched and I've prayed for peace of mind over this situation, and to get my sense of security back in my home," Terry Brackney of Baker, Florida, said in an exclusive interview with "Good Morning America."
Brackney, 51, added that his daughter, Amber Brackney, 17, who was the alleged target of the foiled kidnapping, has not returned to school since the incident.
On Nov. 7, four armed teenagers who had "concocted a plan to kidnap the teenage daughter" and then rob the Brackney family home were taken into custody by the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office (OCSO), the office said in a statement.
The teens were armed with a knife and guns, authorities said.