An 8-year-old boy is winning hearts and being hailed as a hero when he helped his elder sister escape a potential kidnapping.
According to Ohio police, the kids were traveling with their grandmother, 69-year-old Nita Coburn, to the Atrium Medical Center.
Coburn parked outside an entrance to the hospital and helped a friend toward the door. The children were still seated in the back seat.
After 10 seconds, Coburn exited the car, and suddenly 24-year-old Dalvir Singh forced his way inside the car and tried to drive away with the children inside.
“The little boy opened the door to escape and the little girl started to jump out also but the man grabbed the hoodie of the little girl not allowing her to leave,” police wrote on Facebook Friday. “As she tried to get away, her little brother grabbed hold of her and pulled her away from the kidnapper and they both tumbled out of the vehicle as it was moving.”
The 10-year-old girl and boy escaped successfully, but Coburn did not know as she was running along the car on the opposite side. She clung to the car until it accelerated and she was forced to let go, police said.
However, officers in the area were able to stop Singh near Nelbar Street and he was detained. Police were alerted originally on a report of an injured woman and a car theft.
But now they have charged Singh with two counts of kidnapping, felonious assault and grand theft.
The Middletown Division of Police said they will honor the boy’s actions at a later date. “This little guy is a hero. No question,” said Chief Rodney Muterspaw in a statement.
“He pulled his sister out of the car with no concern for his own safety. That is incredible at his age.” Muterspaw also commended the two officers who stopped Singh.
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What a brave act by an 8-year-old hero, he deserves all the attention and recognition given to him.