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Two Teens Save Kidnapped Girl, Chase Abductor On Bikes

Two Pennsylvania teenagers helped save an abducted girl after chasing down her kidnapper on their bikes.

Five-year-old Jocelyn Rojas was kidnapped from her grandmother’s front yard on the 100 block of Jennings Drive in Lancaster Township around 4:35 pm Thursday. Her family notified police, who quickly blocked off streets and went over the area with K-9 units. Police went around the neighborhood showing Jocelyn’s picture to residents. Temar Boggs and his friend, Chris, were just two of the more than 100 people looking for the girl.

Jocelyn had been missing for two hours when 15-year-old Boggs and his friend spotted her in a car. The two followed the vehicle for 15 minutes, and the driver pulled over and let the girl out of the car before speeding off. Boggs said Jocelyn ran toward him after she got out of the car.

Boggs told ABC, “If he wasn’t going to stop, I was probably going to like, jump on the car.”

The high school student added, “As soon as the guy started noticing that we were chasing him, he stopped at the end of the hill and let her out, and she ran to me and said that she needed her mom.”

Boggs and his friend took Jocelyn to the police, who contacted her parents. The family praised the boys for their role in bringing the girl home.

Tracey Clay, Jocelyn’s grandmother, told Boggs, “Thank you. You’re our hero.”

Sergeant Jeff Jones said, “It is possible this individual saw the boys following him and it is possible he got nervous. We don’t know that for sure; I’d sure like to find out.”

According to WGAL, the kidnapper, who offered to buy Jocelyn ice cream to make her leave with him, was wearing green pants and shoes and a red and white striped shirt. He walked with a limp and is believed to be between the ages of 50 and 70 years old.

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23 Responses to “Two Teens Save Kidnapped Girl, Chase Abductor On Bikes”

  1. Jayne Irwin

    I am so proud of Temar! Young man, you are MY hero for saving that baby! God had your back and you knew it! You were there for a reason!

  2. Andrea Barnes

    Brave young men! You, your families and your community should be so proud of you, you are heroes! I'm so glad that baby got home safely.

  3. Jenn Stroup

    Well done fellas! WELL DONE!
    Love stories of teens being selfless… too many stories of teens being self absorbed.

  4. Phoenix Matthews

    I am so proud of them. that they found her and didn't give up when he tried to drive away. Hope they always stay so caring. you are true heroes.

  5. Tonya Hice

    Awesome save, guys!!! Y'all are absolutely amazing!! I wish all abduction stories had such happy endings!!

  6. Deb Mitchell

    I wish they had gotten his plate number, even a partial and the make of the vehicle.

  7. Families of the Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery

    The word "hero" is overused a lot. I don't consider these two young men to be heroes. But they certainly are people America can be proud of (not to mention their families) and the can be proud of themselves for their courage and quick thinking. That is one luck little girl, and we can all be thankful that things turne out as they did.

  8. Anonymous

    I'm still waiting for the proof that it was somebody else that took her. Boo and hiss if you wanna, but until someone else is caught… he's the one that probably took her.

  9. Dee MacDaniel

    Why are kids still getting in cars with strangers ??!!

  10. Karissa Emmons

    Did anyone see the kidnappers license plate number? They need to find him before he is successful at an abduction. This is probably not his first or his last unfortunately. Glad she is safe.

  11. Heather Jennings

    I'm glad the teens who saved him got some recognition. Hopefully they catch whoever did it.