connectVideoLittle boy helps sister escape from the moving vehicle during attempted carjacking
Raw video: 8-year-old Ohio boy hailed as a hero for helping his 10-year-old sister escape from an attempted car-jacking and jumping out of a moving vehicle.
A police department in Ohio is the prices of the actions of an 8-year-old boy after he saved himself and his sister from an attempted kidnapping on Thursday in their grandmother’s car was stolen.
The incident happened in Middletown, Ohio, after the children’s grandmother had gotten out of the vehicle, while the take of another woman in the emergency room of a hospital and a 24-year-old Dalvir Singh jumped into the driver’s seat.
That fed the boy, identified by Middletown Police as an Opportunity, and his sister Skylar to take action as the vehicle flew away.
“This little guy is a hero. No question,” Middletown police chief Rodney Muterspaw said in a statement. “He pulled his sister out of the car with no concern for his own safety. That is incredible at his age and the excellent work of the police officers Kirby and Engleka to find the suspect and take him down without incident.”
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As the vehicle began to take off, the Opportunity opened the door of the vehicle to escape as his sister tried to jump until Singh took the girl’s hoodie, police said.
Chance, 8, is credited with the help of his 10-year-old sister, Skylar, escape from an attempted kidnapping after their grandmother’s car was stolen last week.
“We both started screaming and when my grandmother went out and grabbed a hold of the car and he just kept opening and closing the door trying to get her out,” Chance told FOX19.
Her brother was eventually able to grab a hold of her and pulled her away from the 24-year-old, sending both children tumbling out of the car at a moment that is captured on camera.
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“What do you see here? As the three heroes was the answer then you are correct!” said the police in a Facebook post.
“The coincidence made that he and his sister Skylar got out of their car if it is stolen,” police said. “They were not about to be taken by a stranger!”
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The grandmother of the children, 69-year-old Nita Coburn, a brave attempt to rescue the children by trying to grab on to a door before being dragged. Coburn has not suffer any serious injuries after the incident, according to FOX19.
Singh, who police said was addicted to heroin, was taken into custody and charged with two counts of kidnapping, felonious assault and grand theft.
Fox News’ Robert Gearty contributed to this report.