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Attention, People of ALL Races!!

Posted by on Jul. 16, 2013 at 9:32 PM
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http://www.christianpost.com/news/hero-teen-chases-car-on-bicycle-for-15-minutes-rescues-5-year-old-girl-from-abductor-100106/

Nice to know that there are some people, kids at that, with some maturity and know what is important in life.

Take a lesson.


Hero Teen Chases Car on Bicycle for 15 Minutes; Rescues 5-Year-Old Girl From Abductor

By Leonardo Blair , CP Reporter
July 15, 2013|7:01 pm
Temar Boggs
(Photo: Screen Grab via YouTube/LancasterOnline)
Temar Boggs, 15, rescued a five-year-old girl from her abductor after chasing him on his bicycle for 15 minutes.

A Pennsylvania teenager's dogged pursuit of a car driven by an "older white man" with a missing five-year-old girl inside forced the man to release the girl and flee last Thursday after he realized he had been caught by the high school freshman.

Thanks to the courage of 15-year-old Temar Boggs and his friend, Chris Garcia, Manheim Township police say they are now looking for a man who escaped after assaulting the girl.

The suspect is between the ages of 50 and 70, may have a disability and walks with a limp according to a Lancaster Online report.

In an interview with Lancaster Online published on Sunday, Boggs, a freshman at J.P. McCaskey High School, said he had a feeling he would have found the girl.

He explained that he was helping a friend move a couch on Thursday when they were approached by a man who asked them if they had seen the little girl.

When then realized that a team of police officers was involved in a large scale search for the missing girl, Boggs and about six of his friends decided to join the hunt and do some searching of their own.

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"We got all of our friends to go look for her. We made our own little search party," said Boggs, who didn't know the girl's family at the time.

"I had the gut feeling that I was going to find the little girl," he noted when he saw the extent of the crowd that had started fanning across the neighborhood in search of the girl.

A friend had asked him to hold his bicycle for him but Boggs decided it could be more useful in the search and so he teamed up with Chris Garcia and began riding around the neighborhood checking different streets in search of the girl.

He had gone ahead of his friend for a bit when he noticed a maroon-colored car that appeared to be avoiding a group of police involved in the search. He then noticed the car weaving in and out of different streets in the community filled with cul-de-sacs.

With Garcia nearby, Boggs got close enough to the car to see the little girl inside. When the driver realized he had been caught, he pushed the girl out of the car and fled off.

"She runs to my arms and said, 'I need to see my mommy,' " Boggs said of the little girl. He then tried riding the bicycle with the girl on his neck to safety but when he realized it wouldn't work he decided to carry her instead and deliver her to local authorities.

"She didn't want to leave me because she thought they were going to do something to her. I said, 'No, it's OK,'" he said.

Police later noted that the girl's abductor took her for ice cream, and that there were signs of an assault.

Last Thursday, Boggs said he met the girl's family and they called him "a hero" and "a guardian angel" for finding their daughter but he doesn't see himself that way.

"I'm just a normal person who did a thing that anybody else would do," he said. "It was like fate, it was like meant for me and Chris to be there. If we wouldn't have left (to look for the girl) who knows what would have happened to the little girl," he added.

He, however, woke up the night he found the girl and thought that he may have saved her life.

"It was a blessing for me to make that happen," he said.

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fireangel5
by Gold Member on Jul. 16, 2013 at 9:36 PM
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Why is this a race thing? THe kid is a hero, he did a wonderful thing. He deserves to be recognized for his actions, regardless of his race. 

charleyd68
by Platinum Member on Jul. 16, 2013 at 9:38 PM
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And under other circumstances,he could be coming back from a store and shot!

finnbar
by Silver Member on Jul. 16, 2013 at 9:38 PM
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There was another post about this the day it happened. He is an exceptional young man
Linus77
by Member on Jul. 16, 2013 at 9:42 PM
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I wanted to bring in something wonderful. So many posts on hate and racism and hurting people.  It's just really really nice to see that someone, a kid, did something really awesome...not by accident..not some selfish motivation...but purely out of goodness....

Just take a break from negative racism...Look beyond to see the good that is STILL out there.  A light in the darkness.

MomTiara19
by Bronze Member on Jul. 16, 2013 at 9:45 PM

 


Quoting Linus77:

I wanted to bring in something wonderful. So many posts on hate and racism and hurting people.  It's just really really nice to see that someone, a kid, did something really awesome...not by accident..not some selfish motivation...but purely out of goodness....

Just take a break from negative racism...Look beyond to see the good that is STILL out there.  A light in the darkness.


 Thankyou:)

 

UpSheRises
by Platinum Member on Jul. 16, 2013 at 9:45 PM
What a bad ass!
jllcali
by Jane on Jul. 16, 2013 at 9:46 PM
Those kids are awesome!
paganbaby
by Teflon Don on Jul. 16, 2013 at 11:21 PM
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way to goThose boys are heros!!!

Linus77
by Member on Jul. 17, 2013 at 1:09 AM
Why should it NOT be about race? We run around calling racism for every bad thing, noting this race does this bad thing and that race does that bad thing. We spend SO MUCH time noting how bad other races are to another race, but when someone does a good thing...now we want to be color blind? How does that help? If we take an equal amount of time to exemplify the good people do AND their race, if we HEAR the good people do AND their race, maybe we can get it through our heads that we are ALL people...and ALL capable of being equally good to ourselves and each other.
Quoting fireangel5:

Why is this a race thing? THe kid is a hero, he did a wonderful thing. He deserves to be recognized for his actions, regardless of his race. 


BuckeyezRule
by Bronze Member on Jul. 17, 2013 at 1:24 AM

I have read this story, and agree! HEROS!!!!! I'd be bursting with pride if either were mine. :) I love reading about teens doing, kind, heroic things, instead of bad things. These boys are AWESOME!!!!!


Quoting paganbaby:

way to goThose boys are heros!!!



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