Teens Chase Kidnapper's Car ... on Their Bikes
Teen boys save 5-year-old girl after 15-minute bike chase
By Ruth Brown, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 15, 2013 4:30 PM CDT

(Newser) – Here's your real-life superhero story for the day: two teen boys in Lancaster, Penn., chased down a car carrying a 5-year-old kidnapped girl and saved her. Oh, and they did it on their bicycles. Temar Boggs, 15, was hanging out with a friend when a man came by asking if they'd seen a missing little girl, Jocelyn Rojas. They hadn't, but decided to join in the neighborhood search, and corralled other friends to join them. "I had the gut feeling that I was going to find the little girl," says Boggs, per Lancaster Newspapers. And he did—Boggs and another friend, Chris Garcia, saw Rojas inside a passing car, and tore off after it on their bikes.

The teens chased the car for 15 minutes, CNN reports. "Every time we'd go down the street, he'd turn back around, and then ... we'll follow him," says Boggs. Eventually, the driver gave up. "He stopped at the end of the hill and let her out, and she ran to me and said that she needed her mom." The suspected kidnapper is still at large—cops say he is a white male between 50 and 70 and walks with a limp, reports CNN. Police say he took Rojas out for ice cream and there are signs of an assault, adds Lancaster Newspapers.

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Jul 30, 2013 12:17 AM CDT
Nice going! Wish I could shake their hands. I'd rather meet them than any "famous" person including the president. Kids like this give some hope to this country. Lets hope they keep it up.
Jul 19, 2013 1:31 PM CDT
We need to make these boys national heroes. Well done, lads!
Jul 16, 2013 5:30 PM CDT
Good job boys! As a biker myself, I don't know if I could've done that!