A would-be abduction was thwarted by a 9 year old boy who pushed his little brother to the ground to keep him from being kidnapped. The incident happened in an upscale neighborhood in Bristow. PWC police are urging parents to warn their children and to be on the lookout for :
The 9-year-old told police the attacker was white, between 40 and 50 years old, about 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 9 inches tall, with a small silver hoop earring in his right ear and a goatee. He wore a yellow polo shirt with a pocket on the left chest and light blue jeans.
The little brother who is aged 5 is fortunately he has a quick thinking older brother. This incident in a reminder to all parents that abduction doesn’t just happen in bad neighborhoods. Abduction can happen anywhere. According to the News and Messenger:
MANASSAS, Va.—As police searched for a would-be kidnapper Wednesday, a 9-year-old Bristow boy was hailed a hero for saving his 5-year-old brother from the abduction attempt.
Walking home from a friend’s house about 5:30 p.m. Monday, the two boys decided to cut between two homes near the intersection of Noltland Castle Drive and Lennice Way.
A man then approached the two from behind and grabbed the 5-year-old, said Prince William police spokeswoman Erika Hernandez.
The 9-year-old rushed to his brother’s aid and pushed the younger boy to the ground, effectively freeing him of the would-be abductor’s grasp, said police.
The attacker ran from the scene, and the children ran home.
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