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.