High school football team gather for practice and end up saving lonely boy from kidnapping
A day of football training routine turned into a rescue mission. A high school team saw that a lonely boy was in danger and prevented a potential kidnapping. Internet users were unhappy that no charges had been filed.
In 2013, a young boy was innocently watching his school football team practice when he had a terrifying moment. The Fenton High School student was standing alone when a “creepy” stranger with ulterior motives approached him.
The boy was immediately nervous as a middle-aged man tried to get his attention. A JV football player detailed the encounter and explained how his team saved the boy by telling the stranger to “go away”.
The boy cried out for help when the man started showing suspicious behavior. This alerted the football team to the impending danger, and they acted swiftly and courageously.
It was a moving and traumatic experience for the young boy, and one football player said: “The kid went behind me and said, ‘Please don’t let him take me’ and I’m like: “We won’t, bud. ‘”
FOOTBALLERS ACT FAST
The football team could see fear in the eyes of the young, and their protective instincts manifested. Another team member shared, “We got in between him so he couldn’t get to the little one and then he ran away.”
The footballers chased the stranger, called 911 and took pictures of his license plate. Thanks to a good description of the man, the police were able to find him.
THE SUSPECT HAS NOT BEEN ACCUSED
However, what happened next upset many internet users. Although authorities found out who the man was, no arrests were made as police said “no crime has been committed”. Internet users stressed that a crime had indeed been attempted.
One person asked, “So basically you have to wait until someone is actually kidnapped before you intervene if you want the criminal to be charged?” Another added that this “should be a criminal charge.”
Others said the culprit would likely attempt to kidnap another child who may not be lucky enough to have a team of soccer players nearby.
Someone said, “If I was a cop I would find a reason to arrest the guy, because we all know sooner or later he’s going to have someone’s child.”
Users also praised the footballers for their quick action. One commenter wrote: “They can be immature in their free time, but teens get on top and do good at times like this. It’s great to see good high school kids.”
While people called them true heroes, they said they were performing “community service” and encouraged others to do the same.