The Utah parents whose 5-year-old daughter was taken from their home say "divine providence" played a hand in keeping them calm and getting her back when her father confronted the suspect.

Stephanie and Aaron Edson were in New York City on Monday, just days after they say they awoke to hear someone in their suburban Salt Lake City home who then left with their daughter Lainey.

Aaron Edson says that when he ran outside Friday morning and saw the man, his gut instinct told him to remain as calm as possible. He says he told the man that Lainey had to stay, and the man released her.

Edson says he feels if he had yelled and screamed at the man, "something horrible would have happened."

The suspect was later arrested.