An 8-year-old boy is being hailed a hero this week after his quick thinking led him and his 10-year-old sister to escape a potential kidnapping.
According to the Middletown Division of Police, the two children, 8-year-old Chance Blue and 10-year-old Skylar Weaver were traveling to the hospital Thursday with their great-grandmother, 69-year-old Nita Coburn when the incident took place.
Coburn, who says she was driving her sick daughter to Atrium Medical Center in Middletown, Ohio, parked outside of the Emergency Room entrance when they arrived. She exited the driver’s side of the vehicle and helped walk her daughter to the entrance, believing she’d locked the car behind her. The children remained in the back seat, police said.
Not 10 seconds after leaving the vehicle, 24-year-old Dalvir Singh jumped into the driver’s seat and took off with the children still in the back.
“I started hearing the kids screaming and I ran to them,” Coburn tells WCPO. “All I could see was my great-grandbabies in the back seat. … Every time I think about it I want to cry.”