Teenagers Temar Boggs and Chris Garcia rescue 5-year-old girl from kidnapping
Good news in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, this week.
On Thursday afternoon, five-year-old Jocelyn Rojas went missing without a sound from her front yard as authorities believed she was kidnapped by a suspect who lured her with ice cream. Within the next two hours, a search party was formed by police and members of the community. Two of which, 15-year olds Temar Boggs (above) and Chris Garcia, rode their bikes around the neighborhood to look for Jocelyn. Temar, eyes wide open, spotted Jocelyn riding in the passenger’s seat of a reddish-purple sedan with round tail lights. They followed the car for 15 minutes.
“Every time we’d go down the street, he’d turn back around,” Temar told one local news source, “then … we [would] follow him.”
The suspect couldn’t shake the high school freshmen, so at one intersection about a half mile up the road from Boggs and Garcia, the kidnapper let Jocelyn out of the car. Then, he drove off. “He stopped at the end of the hill and let her out,” Tamar recalled, “and she ran to me and said that she needed her mom.”
Boggs held the girl in his arms and walked back to the search party’s rendezvous. Garcia pedaled alongside the two while guiding Boggs’s bike with one of his hands. Tracey Clay, Jocelyn’s grandmother, called Boggs “our hero” and that there were “just no words to say.”
An exclusive interview with Boggs, courtesy Lancaster Online: