A police department in Ohio is commending the actions of an 8-year-old boy as he protected himself and his sister from an attempted kidnapping on Thursday when their grandmother’s vehicle was snatched.
The incident took place in Middletown, Ohio. After the children’s grandmother had gotten out of the vehicle at a hospital 24-year-old Dalvir Singh jumped into the driver’s seat.
Middletown Police Chief Rodney Muterspaw said in a statement “He pulled his sister out of the car with no concern for his own safety. That is incredible at his age and outstanding work by Officers Kirby and Engleka to find the suspect and take him down without incident.”
“This little guy is a hero. No question.” As the vehicle began to move, the little boy named Chance opened the door of the vehicle to escape as his sister attempted to jump until Singh grabbed the girl’s hoodie, according to police.
Chance told FOX19, “We both started screaming and then my grandma went out and grabbed a hold of the car and he just kept opening and shutting the door trying to get her off.”
Her brother was eventually able to grab her and pulled her away from Singh, sending both children tumbling out of the vehicle in a moment.
Singh, a heroin addict according to police, was arrested and charged with two counts of kidnapping, assault and grand theft.