A 10-year old boy is a hero in Ireland for helping his sister escape from a kidnapper.
The criminal was apparently on bail for robbery, and stopped in his car to ask for directions. He then jumped out and dragged the girl into his car.
But before the jeep could drive away, the girl’s younger brother jumped onto the car, clinging on, and beat the driver through the window. This distracted the driver enough to allow the 12-year-old girl to jump away from the moving vehicle.
The event must have been completely harrowing for such young children, and yet both the brother and sister seemed to react quickly on their feet and acted with extreme courage. When asked to comment, the father told the Irish Independent that the family wasn’t ready to speak about this issue because of how shocking it was, but did say that he was “extremely proud,” of his son.
The suspect was thankfully caught soon after. It was discovered that the suspect had a past history of child sexual assault. And unfortunately, the kids will soon have the face the suspect again to help identify him.
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