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Two Teens (or should I say Thugs?)Help Rescue Kidnapping Victim

Posted by on Sep. 6, 2013 at 10:01 AM
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 http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Two-Teens-Help-Rescue-Kidnapping-Victim-222446121.html

Two Teens (or should I say thugs?) Help Rescue Kidnapping Victim

Dramatic 911 call released in Dallas kidnapping case

Police rescued an abducted woman after two teenagers called 911. Aaron Arias, 19, left, and Jamal Harris saw her mouthing "help me" from the backseat of a car.

Two Teens Help Rescue Abducted Woman

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A woman who was kidnapped and forced into her car by a gunman in downtown Dallas two weeks ago managed to get the attention of two teenagers in a nearby car by mouthing the words, "Help me," according to a dramatic 911 call released Wednesday.

The teens called police and officers rescued the woman within minutes. The 911 tape of the incident and a video recording from a sheriff's deputy's dashboard camera were released Wednesday after NBC 5 filed an open records request.

"Yes, I'm on the highway," Aaron Arias first told a Kaufman County Sheriff's Office dispatcher. "I'm witnessing a robbery; not a robbery -- a kidnapping."

Arias, a 19-year-old college student, and Jamal Harris, 17, a Seagoville high school student, noticed the woman in the back seat of a car at a stoplight in Seagoville.

"It's me and another guy, so we're checking out the girl in the backseat because, we're like, 'OK, she's kind of attractive,'" Arias said. "And then, all of the sudden, you know, the guy is turned back, looking at us."

The woman, 25, was kidnapped on Aug. 22 near Bryan Street after she left a downtown office building.  About an hour later, from the backseat of her car, she drew the attention of Arias and Harris.

The woman looked panicked and was "saying, 'Help me,' or something, whispering it," Arias told the 911 operator.

The teens followed the woman's car down U.S. 175 until police caught up with them in Kaufman.

"Oh my God, I'm hoping the car behind me is a police officer," Arias said. "Nope, it's not. Oh my God."

But within seconds, officers arrived and pulled over the car with the woman and the man accused of kidnapping her.

"Thank God. You guys are awesome," Arias said. "Oh my God. Oh my God. Get him! Oh my God."

The suspect, Charles Atkins Lewis Jr., remains in jail on $50,000 bond. He is charged with aggravated kidnapping.

The woman was checked by paramedics but was unhurt.

Arias, a freshman at Texas A&M in Texarkana, ironically got a tattoo of the comic book antihero Deadpool the day before, he said in a telephone interview.

Arias said he met the woman at the scene after the rescue.

"She hugs us," he remembered. "I would describe it as the best hug I have ever gotten."

He said he hopes to stay in contact with the woman but doesn't want to interfere with the investigation or court case.

Asked whether he considered himself a hero, he said, "She says we saved her life. I guess you could say we did. But I don't want to be that person who says they're a hero."

Editor's Note: The original version of this story said the woman was kidnapped Aug. 25. The date should have read Aug. 22.  We regret the error.

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billsfan1104
by Jules on Sep. 6, 2013 at 10:04 AM
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I want to know what are you trying to do?? Why are you race baiting??
This was a great story about two kids that did the right thing and you have to ruin it, by starting drama where is NONE. Pathetic.
lga1965
by Ruby Member on Sep. 6, 2013 at 10:12 AM
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This is such a pleasant change from the negative posts that we see too often ! Thanks !That is a wonderful story ! These two kids are great ! And yes, some people do call young guys "thugs" no matter what race they are, white,black,yellow......typically those adults who are uneducated and prejudiced.
We don't care what race they are and they ard great kids, not thugs.
Thanks for posting this Sweet s kins
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pamelax3
by Gold Member on Sep. 6, 2013 at 10:16 AM
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What a great story

sweet-a-kins
by Emerald Member on Sep. 6, 2013 at 10:18 AM
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 Yes, you are

What race are you referring too? there isn't one mentioned

Quoting billsfan1104:

I want to know what are you trying to do?? Why are you race baiting??
This was a great story about two kids that did the right thing and you have to ruin it, by starting drama where is NONE. Pathetic.

 

sweet-a-kins
by Emerald Member on Sep. 6, 2013 at 10:20 AM
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 Right!

Lately the only posts about young people are how they are stabbing/shooting or fighting ...

I posted a couple weeks ago about the teens that saved the young kidnap victim...I wish more stories were told about the GOOD ♥

Quoting lga1965:

This is such a pleasant change from the negative posts that we see too often ! Thanks !That is a wonderful story ! These two kids are great ! And yes, some people do call young guys "thugs" no matter what race they are, white,black,yellow......typically those adults who are uneducated and prejudiced.
We don't care what race they are and they ard great kids, not thugs.
Thanks for posting this Sweet s kins

 

NWP
by guerrilla girl on Sep. 6, 2013 at 10:25 AM
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I saw this on the news last night and those two boys are real heros. Thank God for cell phones too, which allowed them to continue following that car while talking to police. I remember back when you had to use the big banner in your windshield asking folks to call police when they stopped somewhere there was access to a phone.

I'm glad those boys had the character to do the right thing. Overall, I think today's youth are pretty fantastic.

Choclotize
by Member on Sep. 6, 2013 at 10:27 AM
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Why is the word "Thugs", even in proximity to this story? What was the purpose?

This is a great peice regarding youth, why dirty it?

sweet-a-kins
by Emerald Member on Sep. 6, 2013 at 10:28 AM
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 Oh and I see you associate the word Thug with black

there were two teens that followed the car and called 911 - They are friends

Aaron is white and Jamal is black

lol...you people REALLY need to examine the thoughts in your mind, maybe run them by someone before speaking and revealing what you try to hide

Quoting billsfan1104:

I want to know what are you trying to do?? Why are you race baiting??
This was a great story about two kids that did the right thing and you have to ruin it, by starting drama where is NONE. Pathetic.

 

sweet-a-kins
by Emerald Member on Sep. 6, 2013 at 10:30 AM
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Quoting Choclotize:

Why is the word "Thugs", even in proximity to this story? What was the purpose?

This is a great peice regarding youth, why dirty it?

You may want to take a gander at the posts in this group in the last month.
colins_mom
by Silver Member on Sep. 6, 2013 at 10:31 AM
thats what I am trying to figure out...

Quoting Choclotize:

Why is the word "Thugs", even in proximity to this story? What was the purpose?

This is a great peice regarding youth, why dirty it?

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