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
Teens Chase Kidnapper's Car ... on Their Bikes

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. (Read more kidnapping stories.)

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