Teens chase kidnapping suspect on bikes, save 5-year-old girl

  1. 6 Two teenage boys are being hailed as heroes after they chased a car carrying a kidnapped girl -- on their bicycles.
    Five-year-old Jocelyn Rojas was playing in her front yard in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, when she vanished Thursday afternoon. Authorities believe she was abducted by a man who lured her by offering ice cream.

    For two hours, neighbors and police scoured the area and asked if anyone had seen her.
    Temar Boggs, 15, and his friend took off on their bicycles to search.

    About a half-mile away, they spotted Jocelyn in a sedan. But the driver was elusive.
    "Every time we'd go down the street, he'd turn back around, and then ... we'll follow him," Temar told CNN affiliate WGAL.

    The two teens chased the alleged kidnapper on their bikes for 15 heart-pounding minutes. The driver apparently knew he was being followed and gave up.

    "He stopped at the end of the hill and let her out, and she ran to me and said that she needed her mom," Temar said.

    Jocelyn's relatives and neighbors took turns hugging Temar.
    "He's our hero. There is just no words to say," Jocelyn's grandmother Tracey Clay said. ...

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/15/justic...ia-teen-heroes


    Lost and found: Five-year-old Jocelyn Rojas was missing for more than two hours before she was spotted by teenagers on their bikes


    Brave: Temar Boggs and a friend spotted kidnapped Jocelyn Rojas in a car and gave chase until the kidnapper eventually released the little girl

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2362102/Pennsylvania-teens-save-
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  3. Visit  Elvish profile page
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    This video is so worth the watch. I loved the last part where he described how he carried her. <3
    This reminds me of Mr. Rogers' admonition to look for the helpers.
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  4. Visit  StNeotser profile page
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    A reminder that the the good people of the world outweigh the bad.
    NRSKarenRN, BCgradnurse, TopazLover, and 1 other like this.
  5. Visit  azhiker96 profile page
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    This is a great story!
    BCgradnurse, TopazLover, and herring_RN like this.
  6. Visit  tntrn profile page
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    This makes me happy all over.
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  7. Visit  BetterMeRN profile page
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    A real true hero today!!! Just don't go to the store and buy skittles then you'll be a vigilante. RIP Travon Martin!!!!!
  8. Visit  ckypp profile page
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    So there is hope for the younger generation. The real tragedy though is the parenting. Who leaves their kid unsupervised, even if it is in their own front yard?
  9. Visit  JaRoJoCT profile page
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    Faith restored! These last few days have tested my faith in humanity, but it's amazing kids like these boys that shows the future for our young people is bright!
  10. Visit  TopazLover profile page
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    Parenting is a difficult job. No child always wants to have a parent at the end of their rope. Parents have bladders, needs to start a meal, answer the phone, look in the other direction while taking in someone walking on the other side of the road, or a million other things.

    I hear vestiges of blame the victim. Lancaster, PA is a very small city and it sounds like this was in a reasonably close neighborhood. In our area children play without a great deal of adult supervision because in many ways each area of our city is a close neighborhood.

    The man responsible has been arrested. He is a grandfather of 70+ yr of age.

    We have a sex offenders group that meets in out building. You would not recognize any of these men as a danger. That is what makes it so dangerous. Do you want to be afraid of everyone? You do the best you can to educate your children, try to keep them in safe areas, know their friends and encourage them to play together.

    In this case the young man followed a car because it was not familiar and finally he saw the girl. He continued to follow until the man let the girl go. He did not approach the man and used his knowledge of the area and those in it to eventually get the girl back.
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  11. Visit  herring_RN profile page
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    A 17 year old girl saved a child from near drowning
    Wake Forest teen saves life of toddler

    ... She is credited with performing CPR Tuesday night on Lilly Russel, 3, who had fallen into a swimming pool. ...

    http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/07/...s-life-of.html
    Hero Katie Nichols with her mother:

    Another great teen hero
    Middletown-area teen saves drowning neighbor, child

    While Sarah Chard dreams of becoming a doctor, she never expected to save someone's life before earning her high school diploma.

    Read more: http://www.middletowntranscript.com/...#ixzz2ZRQdX6iG
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  12. Visit  SharonH, RN profile page
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    Quote from ckypp
    So there is hope for the younger generation. The real tragedy though is the parenting. Who leaves their kid unsupervised, even if it is in their own front yard?
    LOL! I'm so old I remember when kids played outside all the time unsupervised and the great majority of us made it home safe. Kids should be able to play in their own front yards without mama standing by wringing her hands over every knee scrape and eyeballing their every move.
    Benedina, herring_RN, and Elvish like this.
  13. Visit  ckypp profile page
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    Parenting is indeed hard work, and there are times when you can't keep an eye on your kids, but in this case, I would keep my child to play indoors while I'm busy doing something else. Age is indeed an important factor. Do you trust your 5 year old enough to turn down ice cream from a stranger? Maybe. Maybe not. I agree kids should be able to play in their own front yards safely and not constantly supervised, but the world is full of nasty people. Are you willing to take the risk?

    Quote from SharonH, RN
    LOL! I'm so old I remember when kids played outside all the time unsupervised and the great majority of us made it home safe. Kids should be able to play in their own front yards without mama standing by wringing her hands over every knee scrape and eyeballing their every move.
    Good luck to the minority of you that didn't make it home safe.
  14. Visit  anothergrumpyoldRN profile page
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    I wish the young man had been wearing a hoodie for his photo...too hot I suppose.
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