Published: Wed, May 01, 2019
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

Heroic Eight-Year-Old Boy Saves Older Sister From Stolen Car

Heroic Eight-Year-Old Boy Saves Older Sister From Stolen Car

Police in OH are extolling the actions of an 8-year-old boy, who saved his 10-year-old sister from an alleged kidnapping attempt by escaping from a moving vehicle with her.

Nita Coburn was taking the children's mother to an appointment at the Atrium Medical Centre, when the two woman left the vehicle.

Ms Coburn had parked near the the entrance to the emergency room at Atrium Medical Centre, Ohio, to assist a friend into the hospital.

But a safety feature prevented the vehicle from locking since the keys were still inside - and just like that a man climbed into the driver's seat and began to pull away, WCPO said.

The 8-year-old was not about to let a unusual man drive off with his 10-year-old sister in their great-grandmother's auto. The girl began to jump out of the vehicle as well but the Singh grabbed her hoodie to keep her from getting out of, the police said. As she tried to get away her little brother grabbed hold of her and pulled her away from the kidnapper and they both tumbled out of the vehicle as it was moving.Nita didn't realize the children were able to escape because they flew out of the passenger side and by this time she was chasing the auto on the driver's side.

Chance and Skyler tumbled out of the vehicle and ran towards their great grandmother.

"This little guy is a hero". "He has dragged his sister out of the auto, without worrying for his own safety".

A 24-year-old man was arrested on two counts of attempted kidnapping and felonious assault and grand theft. Their shrieks got the attention of Coburn, 69, who darted toward the vehicle with "the most morbid feeling in the world", knowing the kids were still inside.

She thought she had locked her auto, but a safety feature had prevented her from locking the doors with the keys still inside. "She hung onto the vehicle panicking because she thought the children were still inside", said the statement.

Middletown Police Chief Rodney Muterspaw lauded the boy, saying: "This little guy is a hero".

"I wouldn't let go of the door handle and he drug me a ways", Coburn said to WKRC. He added to WCPO: "It shows how extremely courageous he was and how much he loves his sister".

'It was them two babies. "That is incredible at his age", Middletown police's Facebook page said. "No one should feel such fear", said Coburn of the channel "WCPO".

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