ABOVE PHOTO: Temar Boggs and friends saved Jocelyn Rojas (at right) from an abduction.
A group of teens chased down a kidnapper in a neighborhood in Lancaster, Penn. and rescued an abducted girl last week to the relief of the town.
According to Lancaster Online, 5-year-old Jocelyn Rojas was kidnapped on July 11 after being promised ice cream by a stranger, but was saved by
several boys who joined a search team.
The teens were sitting around a friend’s apartment in the Lancaster Arms complex when they heard that Rojas had been lured into a man’s car nearby.
All seven of them hopped on bikes and hauled down the street. Soon they saw a car with a small girl in it and chased it for several minutes.
The kidnapper let Rojas out of the car after fearing police action from the attention he was getting.
“She runs to my arms and said, ‘I need to see my mommy,’” said 15-year-old Temar Boggs, one of the teens who chased the car.
Boggs spotted the maroon car that Rojas was found in while he and his friend Chris Garcia rode through the streets.
The boys felt that they had a “gut feeling” that they would find the girl.
He brought the girl back to officials who found that she was given ice cream and possibly assaulted.
Boggs is now being praised as a hero in the community since he was the one who eventually got to Rojas.
“I’m just a normal person who did a thing that anybody else would do,” he said in the report.