MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (WCMH) — A boy in Middletown, Ohio is being called a hero after he pulled his sister from a moving car, preventing her from being kidnapped.
At about 4:18 pm, April 25, the Middletown Division of Police received a call about a car with children inside had been stolen at Atrium Medical Center and an elderly lady was injured.
According to police, an 8-year-old boy and his 10-year-old sister were in the backseat of a vehicle that their grandmother had driven to the hospital as she brought another woman to the emergency room.
While the grandmother was helping the other woman into the emergency room, a man jumped into the car with the children and began driving off.
The 8-year-old boy opened the door to escape but when he began pulling his sister out as well, the suspect grabbed the girl’s hoodie to pull her back in.
Police say the little boy didn’t’ give up and was eventually able to pull his sister out of the moving vehicle.
The grandmother was injured in the incident when she tried to stop the suspect by grabbing a hold of the car and was dragged a short distance.
Officers Kirby and Engleka with Middletown Police would later see the stolen vehicle and stop it where they arrested the suspect, 24-year-old Dalvir Singh from India.
Singh has been charged with two counts of kidnapping, felonious assault for dragging the grandmother, and grand theft.
“This little guy is a hero. No question. He pulled his sister out of the car with no concern for his own safety. That is incredible at his age and outstanding work by Officers Kirby and Engleka to find the suspect and take him down without incident. So proud of their work,” said Middletown Division of Police Chief Rodney Muterspaw.
Police say they are planning on honoring the little boy for his bravery in saving his sister’s life.