The Story: Last week a teenager in Pennsylvania saved a 5-year-old girl from abduction by chasing down a child predator.
The Background: Temar Boggs, a fifteen-year-old freshman, was hanging out with a friend and helping move a couch when a man came by asking if they’d seen a missing girl. Though he didn’t know the girl or her family, the teen and his friends began looking for her. “We got all of our friends to go look for her,” says Boggs. “We made our own little search party.” They walked through some nearby woods and along a creek where they were told the girl might have gone.
When they returned back to their apartment complex, the area was filled with police officers and other searching for the missing child. That’s when, Boggs said, “I had the gut feeling that I was going to find the little girl.” He and a friend jumped on their bikes and rode around area streets.
Separated from his friend, he spotted a car driven by an older white man.
Boggs got close enough to the car to see a little girl inside and began chasing the car. The driver, stuck in a maze of cul-de-sacs, pushed the girl out of the car and drove away. “She runs to my arms and said, ‘I need to see my mommy,’ ” Boggs said. When the two boys arrived back with the girl, the girl was reluctant to leave him and go to the police offers. “She didn’t want to leave me because she thought they were going to do something to her. I said, ‘No, it’s OK.'”
[Read the rest of the article at The Gospel Coalition Blog.]