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http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/reward-the-heroes-scholarship-fund?c=home

 

 

 

With all the kids missing that are never found or are found dead, I believe that the intervention of these young men probably saved this child's life or saved her from unspeakable things. They are the kind of everyday people that do heroic things that restore my faith in humanity and my faith in our future generations. I think these boys should be rewarded with more than 15 minutes of fame. They should have something that helps them reach their future goals, after all a 5 year old girl now has a future  because they stepped in to help when they didn't have to. 

 

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http://gawker.com/hero-teens-find-rescue-missing-girl-after-chasing-down-785774728

 

 

A 5-year-old Pennsylvania girl who was abducted Thursday in Lancaster Township was rescued and returned safely to her mother thanks a pair of teens who located the kidnapper and chased him down on their bikes.

 

15-year-old Temar Boggs and his pal Chris Garcia didn't know Jocelyn Rojas or her family when they decided to join the local police in searching for her abductor.

 

"I had the gut feeling that I was going to find the little girl," Temar told Lancaster Online.

 

That gut feeling proved prescient: Just two hours after a middle-aged man reportedly lured Jocelyn into his vehicle with the promise of ice cream she was spotted by Temar inside a maroon car on Gable Park Road.

 

Temar said the car caught his eye as it suspiciously swerved in an out of side streets, seemingly trying to avoid getting noticed by police vehicle in the area.

 

The boy and his friend gave chase on their bikes, and quickly caught up with the vehicle.

 

Looking inside they saw a little girl and an older man behind the wheel. The man looked back at Temar and Chris before driving a short distance and pushing Jocelyn out of the car.

 

"She runs to my arms and said, 'I need to see my mommy,'" Boggs recalled.

 

Unfortunately the kidnapper managed to drive off and police are still asking for the public's assistance in helping to track him down.

But Jocelyn's family is just happy to have her back, and they know who to thank for that.

 

"[They] were just saying that I was a hero, that I was a guardian angel and that it was amazing that I was there and was able to find the girl," said Temar. "I'm just a normal person who did a thing that anybody else would do."

 

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I think an educational fund for these kids, and other youngsters who are heroic nearly to the point of needing a costume & cape, would be a stupendous idea. Their actions in finding that priceless little girl have earned them a leg-up towards success.

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Two teenage boys are being hailed as heroes after they chased a car carrying a kidnapped girl -- on their bicycles.

Five-year-old Jocelyn Rojas was playing in her front yard in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, when she vanished Thursday afternoon. Authorities believe she was abducted by a man who lured her by offering ice cream.

For two hours, neighbors and police scoured the area and asked if anyone had seen her.

Temar Boggs, 15, and his friend took off on their bicycles to search.

About a half-mile away, they spotted Jocelyn in a sedan. But the driver was elusive.

"Every time we'd go down the street, he'd turn back around, and then ... we'll follow him," Temar told CNN affiliate WGAL.

The two teens chased the alleged kidnapper on their bikes for 15 heart-pounding minutes. The driver apparently knew he was being followed and 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," Temar said.

Jocelyn's relatives and neighbors took turns hugging Temar.

"He's our hero. There is just no words to say," Jocelyn's grandmother Tracey Clay said.

Police are looking for the suspect, described as a white male between 50 and 70 years old. He was driving a reddish-purple or maroon car with round taillights, WGAL reported. The man was wearing green shoes, green pants and a red-and-white striped shirt. He walked with a limp.

Although the suspect remains at large, Temar feels good about finding Jocelyn.

"I just feel like I did something very accomplishing today," the teen said.

The girl's family couldn't agree more.

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Obviously the 5 year olds adult supervisor at the time saw this stranger came to her in the front yard and instantly told him to get away from my daughter/granddaughter/niece/sister.  I mean is it too much to damn ask for parents to watch their kids so they don't get snatched up.

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^ It is not that easy watching over a kid, 24/7.

 

Especially if you have more than one.

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Obviously the 5 year olds adult supervisor at the time saw this stranger came to her in the front yard and instantly told him to get away from my daughter/granddaughter/niece/sister.  I mean is it too much to damn ask for parents to watch their kids so they don't get snatched up.

you must not have kids...

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An inspiration. Some sort of award is in order here.

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you must not have kids...

You don't know that. Could have kids... and have no life, job, responsibilities, chores, bowel movements, etc. Must not need sleep either so they can keep an eye on them 24/7.

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You don't know that. Could have kids... and have no life, job, responsibilities, chores, bowel movements, etc. Must not need sleep either so they can keep an eye on them 24/7.

I can see if this was a story about the child playing in the house and the adult didn't have eyes on them and they walked out the house.  This was a child who was only five years old playing outside in what i'm assuming was an open yard.  At a minimum whatever you're doing in the house that's more important than watching your child you can at least keep an eye on them to make sure they haven't been kidnapped or or make sure somebody older than 5 is watching them.

 

I don't expect a parent to watch over their child 24 hours a day, I do expect a parent to watch their five year old when they are playing in the front yard which is not the same as playing in the back yard IMO.  I also expect them to maintain custody of their child when they go to Wal-Mart or wherever and not let the five year old wonder off by themselves to the toy section.  That at a minimum is not too much to ask.

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I can see if this was a story about the child playing in the house and the adult didn't have eyes on them and they walked out the house.  This was a child who was only five years old playing outside in what i'm assuming was an open yard.  At a minimum whatever you're doing in the house that's more important than watching your child you can at least keep an eye on them to make sure they haven't been kidnapped or or make sure somebody older than 5 is watching them.

 

I don't expect a parent to watch over their child 24 hours a day, I do expect a parent to watch their five year old when they are playing in the front yard which is not the same as playing in the back yard IMO.  I also expect them to maintain custody of their child when they go to Wal-Mart or wherever and not let the five year old wonder off by themselves to the toy section.  That at a minimum is not too much to ask.

Which goes back to show you a. do not have kids and b. had a very strick and deprived child hood. When I was five, I was outside in the front yard playing with the neighboorhood kids as were all the other kids in the neighborhod. I lived in a city of over 100,000 and still to this day, you see kids of that age running around with their peers. And I say you had a deprived child hood because you never played a game of neighborhood hide and seek. If you did, please tell us how well hiding works with your parents running around with you? There is nothing abnormal about what I did as a child.

 

And as a matter of fact, it is to much for YOU to ask. You are not a parent so you have no right nor is it your place to demand how someone else raises their child. I am sorry you had a sad childhood, but stop trying to force that onto other people's kids.

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Which goes back to show you a. do not have kids and b. had a very strick and deprived child hood. When I was five, I was outside in the front yard playing with the neighboorhood kids as were all the other kids in the neighborhod. I lived in a city of over 100,000 and still to this day, you see kids of that age running around with their peers. And I say you had a deprived child hood because you never played a game of neighborhood hide and seek. If you did, please tell us how well hiding works with your parents running around with you? There is nothing abnormal about what I did as a child.

 

And as a matter of fact, it is to much for YOU to ask. You are not a parent so you have no right nor is it your place to demand how someone else raises their child. I am sorry you had a sad childhood, but stop trying to force that onto other people's kids.

well I'm deprived then so sad :rolleyes: .  I did all those things you did the only difference is I had some form of adult supervision.  My parents, my friends parent's they weren't climbing in the trees with us but when your mother told you that you can play in the front yard/street but can't go down the block cause I can't see you then you knew that meant stay your ass where she told you to. 

 

If she was playing with other children then at least one of them would have likely told her or made sure she didn't walk up to a stranger's car.  None of that happened here.  When I played as a child you had safety in numbers. It was no guarantee nothing would happen to me but it was better than nothing.  It sounds like here she didn't have safety in numbers.  You say you played in your front yard all the time when you were a child, congratulations for you, but l bet you were smart enough to know to not go to a stranger's car, I imagine your parents at least instilled that in you.

 

I don't see how you can try to whitewash something like this where somewhere along the line her parent's faulted her as simply oh well kids are going to be kids.  That's naive and negligent.  Exactly because you as an adult know what she's likely to do because you've been there and you've experienced it means that you have a responsibility as her caretaker to at least impart some of that knowledge to her.  Tell me why is it so hard to have expected one of her guardians to at least tell her don't go to strangers?

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I don't see how you can try to whitewash something like this where somewhere along the line her parent's faulted her as simply oh well kids are going to be kids.  That's naive and negligent.  Exactly because you as an adult know what she's likely to do because you've been there and you've experienced it means that you have a responsibility as her caretaker to at least impart some of that knowledge to her.  Tell me why is it so hard to have expected one of her guardians to at least tell her don't go to strangers?

Can you please give me a link to the quote you must have where she states she was never told that? If you have no link, you are now just making assumptions for the sake of arguing. We will wait for you to give us a link where the girl says she had no idea that going with strangers is bad. That is the only way what you just said has any relevance to this conversation.

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I'm -really- happy that little girl is safe; talk about lucky escapes! Kudos to those boys and I'm really glad they didn't get hurt! That kidnapper could easily have been the sort to run them down...

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The noir hero is a knight in blood caked armor. He's dirty and he does his best to deny the fact that he's a hero the whole time.

-- Frank Miller

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Sorry, while I am glad that the teens did that and I'm glad the little girl is okay this is no way heroism. This is something a person SHOULD do. Bragging on something that you should do and then called an hero. Uhh.

 

It's like bragging you have never been to jail, oh hell, you're not supposed to be there, ever!

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