Not everyone can be a hero. But there are some stories that stand testament to the real-life heroes. Today, we bring you a story from about 9 years ago when two teenagers were one young girl’s heroes.
Two teenagers were hailed as heroes after they managed to rescue a girl from the clutches of kidnappers. The teenagers chased the kidnapper’s car on their cycles.
Jocelyn Roja, 5, was playing in the front yard of her grandmother’s home on the 100 block of Jennings Drive in Lancaster Township when she disappeared at about 4:35 pm. Officials on the scene believed that the girl was abducted by a man who lured her in with ice cream.
The police officers scoured the locality and asked all the people if anyone had seen her, for about two hours.
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Teenagers Chased The Car Down To Rescue The Abducted Child
Temar Boggs, who was 15 years old, and his friend went off with their bicycles to look for the abducted Jocelyn.
The teenagers spotted Jocelyn in a sedan about half a mile away but the driver managed to elude them.
“Every time we’d go down the street, he’d turn back around, and then … we’ll follow him,” Temar told the media.
The teenagers chased the kidnapper on their cycles for 15 minutes when the driver gave up. He might have understood that he was being followed.
“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.
Boggs carried the girl on his shoulders and rode his bike.
‘If he wasn’t going to stop, I was probably going to like, jump on the car’.
Jocelyn’s neighbors and relatives were elated with such an inspiring incident and they hugged Temar in turns.
“He’s our hero. There are just no words to say,” Jocelyn’s grandmother Tracey Clay said.
The Kidnapper Is Still At Large But Temar Feels Good
Unfortunately, at the time, the police were still hunting for the suspect. He was described as a white male, aged somewhere between 50 to 70 years old. The kidnapper was driving a reddish-purple/ maroon car with round taillights, as reported by WGAL. The driver was wearing green shoes, green pants, and a white and red striped shirt and was walking with a limp. Here is the official report on the case:
The suspect was at large but Temar felt good that he had found Jocelyn out.
“I just feel like I did something very accomplishing today,” the teen said.
The girl’s family was relieved and agreed about the greatness of the accomplishment.
Temar Boggs was being hailed as a hero but all he said was, “I’m just a normal person who did a thing that anybody else would do. It was a blessing for me to make that happen.”