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Cops: 'Heroic' 8-Year-Old Saves Sister From Kidnapping

Chance Blue pulls sister Skylar from car, say police in Middletown, Ohio
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 29, 2019 5:03 AM CDT
Suspect Dalvir Singh.   (Middletown (Ohio) Division of Police)

(Newser) – Middletown, Ohio, has a new hero: 8-year-old Chance Blue. Police are using the term after they say Chance saved his 10-year-old sister, Skylar Weaver, from a kidnapper by pulling her out of a moving car. The drama unfolded last week outside a local hospital, with the children in the back seat of a car driven by Nita Coburn, described as either their grandmother or great-grandmother, per WCPO and Fox19. When Coburn exited the car to help her grown daughter into a wheelchair, police say Dalvir Singh jumped into the vehicle and began driving away, with the kids still in the back seat. The 69-year-old Coburn ran after the car and grabbed onto the driver-side door handle. In the meantime, Chance opened his door, but realized the man driving had a hold of sister Skylar's hoodie, say police. He grabbed her, broke the man's grip, and they both tumbled to safety.

“What Chance did was extremely heroic,” says Middletown Police Officer Connor Kirby. “It shows how extremely brave he was and how much he loves his sister.” Coburn, however, didn't see the kids tumble out, and continued hanging onto the driver's door, trying to save them. "That car didn’t bother me at all," she says. "It was them two babies." She was dragged about four car lengths before losing her grip and hitting the pavement. Coburn was not seriously injured. Police were on the scene quickly and arrested 24-year-old Singh, described as a heroin addict, blocks later. He is charged with two counts of kidnapping, grand theft, and felonious assault, the latter for dragging Coburn. "This little guy is a hero," says Middletown Police Chief Rodney Muterspaw of Chance. "No question." (Read more kidnapping stories.)

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