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Teen Saves 5-Year-Old Girl From Kidnapper By Chasing After Him on His Bike (VIDEO)
July 15, 2013 at 9:22 AM

Teen Saves 5-Year-Old Girl From Kidnapper By Chasing After Him on His Bike (VIDEO)

by Kiri Blakeley

When a young girl who is playing in her yard is snatched up by a stranger in his car and driven off, things don't normally end so well. But this time it did, thanks to two brave and amazing teen boys. Jocelyn Rojas could have ended up another terrible headline, but thanks to 15-year-old Temar Boggs and his friend, and their awesome bike-riding skills, Jocelyn is home with her family. Pull up a seat because this is the most inspiring story you'll hear today.

It all started when little Jocelyn was reportedly playing in her grandmother's front yard and a man in a burgendy colored van pulled up and may have enticed the girl into his vehicle by offering her ice cream. 

When her family noticed she was missing, they called police, who set up roadblocks all over town. They also passed out her photo to 100 volunteers who quickly convened to try and find her.

Two of those volunteers were Temar and his pal. After riding around on their bikes, they spotted the girl in the man's car and instead of pedaling away to alert adults, they simply chased after him.

Reportedly, the boys tailed the car for 15 minutes and the suspect definitely knew he was being followed. At any rate, Boggs had zero intention of letting him get away, saying:

If he wasn't going to stop, I was probably going to, like, jump on the car.

But the man did stop, pulling over and letting the girl out of the car. She then ran straight to Boggs. The teen told a local station:

As soon as the guy started noticing that we were chasing him, he stopped at the end of the hill and let her out, and she ran to me and said that she needed her mom.

Boggs brought the girl to police, who alerted her family.

Jocelyn's grandmother was overwhelmed with gratitude to the astonishingly brave teen, telling him:

Thank you. You're our hero. He's our hero. I mean, there's no words to say.

We hear so much bad press about teens, that I think it's easy to forget that most of them are fine young men and women. Thank goodness for Boggs and his pal, or who knows where Jocelyn would be now.
 
What do you think of these teens?

 
 

Replies

  • prommy
    by prommy
    July 15, 2013 at 9:29 AM

     Heroic boys...not so much heroic mom/grandmother. Why is a 5 year old playing outside without adult supervision?

  • furbabymum
    July 15, 2013 at 11:11 AM

     Amazing boys!

    As for prommy, 5 is too young to play outside now?? oyza. I guess you'd be shocked to hear about my 2 year old outside playing. I look out the window but I'm not out there with him all the time. Sometimes I'm cooking for changing his sister. It takes just a second for something to happen. For all you know her grandma could have gone to the bathroom and that's when the little girl disappeared. 

  • pansyprincess
    July 15, 2013 at 2:12 PM

    Wow, those teens are awesome. 

  • lizzielouaf
    July 15, 2013 at 2:17 PM
    There's an obvious snarky comment but I don't want to take away from his act of bravery. Thank God he was able to help this little girl.
  • TCgirlatheart
    TC
    July 15, 2013 at 2:25 PM

    Great story for it's happy ending.  Those boys' families should be proud.

  • TCgirlatheart
    TC
    July 15, 2013 at 2:28 PM

    IMO, 5yr old in a front yard w/out supervision is not OK.  They also need to have a chat with her about strangers.  

    We have a fenced in back yard and I let my boys, 2.5 and 5, play out there with minimal supervision.  However, I have a window or door open and am frequently checking on them.  Mostly, because they are little heathens and I'm worried about the damage they could do.

    Quoting furbabymum:

     Amazing boys!

    As for prommy, 5 is too young to play outside now?? oyza. I guess you'd be shocked to hear about my 2 year old outside playing. I look out the window but I'm not out there with him all the time. Sometimes I'm cooking for changing his sister. It takes just a second for something to happen. For all you know her grandma could have gone to the bathroom and that's when the little girl disappeared. 


  • mehamil1
    July 15, 2013 at 4:17 PM

    One moment of stupidity. We all have them. 

    Maybe they live in a small town/area that is more or less safe and the kids are free to roam. I frankly wish I lived in a place where my son could just go outside and roam everywhere and not be terrorfied for his safety.

    Quoting prommy:

     Heroi boys...not so much heroic mom/grandmother. Why is a 5 year old playing outside without adult supervision?

  • prommy
    by prommy
    July 15, 2013 at 4:23 PM

     

    Quoting furbabymum:

     Amazing boys!

    As for prommy, 5 is too young to play outside now?? oyza. I guess you'd be shocked to hear about my 2 year old outside playing. I look out the window but I'm not out there with him all the time. Sometimes I'm cooking for changing his sister. It takes just a second for something to happen. For all you know her grandma could have gone to the bathroom and that's when the little girl disappeared. 

     It is my belief that if you are outside with a 2 year old and you need to go inside for a minute then the child needs to go inside with you. It only takes a second for something horrible to happen. I'm not telling you what to do, I'm just telling you what I do!

  • gsprofval
    July 15, 2013 at 4:26 PM

    This is a great story and it's nice to know not all kids are thugs; some have been raised right and I'm very proud of them--they really WERE very brave!

  • mitty18
    by mitty18
    July 15, 2013 at 4:27 PM

     YAY glad she is home.
    As for the playing alone outside, my five year old does daily. He knows not to leave the carport/porch and knows not to talk to strangers and to yell if someone approachs the carport. He is perfectly safe and i can see him at all times from the living where i am with the two babies.