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Teen Saved A Little Girl From A Kidnapper by slimdiggi: 9:42pm On Jul 14, 2013
Lancaster teen Temar Boggs hailed as a hero in 5-year-old's abduction

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Temar Boggs sits Saturday evening at Lancaster Arms.

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By DAN NEPHIN

Lancaster

Published Jul 14, 2013 06:00

Temar Boggs had a feeling he'd find the 5-year-old girl who was abducted Thursday in Lancaster Township.

He was right.

Boggs, a McCaskey freshman who lives in Gable Park Woods, had been hanging out with a friend at nearby Lancaster Arms apartments and helping move a couch when a man came by asking if they'd seen a missing girl.

They hadn't, Boggs said, so they went to watch TV.

A short time later, his friend went outside and saw lots of police officers and people from the neighborhood looking for the girl.

Police said that the girl had been taken that afternoon from the 100 block of Jennings Drive.

Boggs and about six friends joined the search.

"We got all of our friends to go look for her. We made our own little search party," Boggs, 15, said Saturday, though he didn't know the girl or her family.

They walked through some nearby woods and along a creek where they were told the girl might have gone.

When Boggs and his friends returned to Lancaster Arms on Jennings Drive, they saw more police officers and TV news crews.

"The whole block was filled," he said.

That's when, Boggs said, "I had the gut feeling that I was going to find the little girl."

A friend asked Boggs to hold his bike. Boggs figured the bike would help him search for the girl.

So he and another friend, Chris Garcia, rode on area streets — Michelle Drive, St. Phillips Drive, Gable Park Road — looking for her.

That's when a maroon car caught his eye. (He had gotten a bit ahead of Garcia.)

The car was on Gable Park and turned around when it got near the top of a hill toward Millersville Pike, where Boggs said several police officers were gathered with the kind of cart used to carry an injured football player off the field.

The driver, an older white man, then began quickly turning onto and out of side streets connecting to Gable Park, Boggs said.

The neighborhood is something of a maze; many of its streets are cul-de-sacs.

Boggs got close enough to the car to see a little girl inside. Garcia was nearby.

The driver looked at Boggs and Garcia, then stopped the car at Gable Park and Betz Farm Road and pushed the girl out of the car. The driver then drove off, Boggs said.

Boggs said he didn't see where the car went.

"She runs to my arms and said, 'I need to see my mommy,' " Boggs said.

Boggs scooped the girl onto his shoulders and began riding the bike toward home, but then decided that wasn't safe, so he carried her and walked back while Garcia pedaled along, guiding the bike Boggs had been using.

Back at Lancaster Arms, when Boggs and Garcia arrived with the girl, someone summoned a firefighter or law enforcement officer.

Boggs said the girl was reluctant to leave him and go to the official.

"She didn't want to leave me because she thought they were going to do something to her. I said, 'No, it's OK,' " he said.

Police said later that the abductor took the little girl for ice cream, and that there were indications of an assault.

Boggs met the girl's family Thursday evening, after he told police his story.

The girl's family members "were just saying that I was a hero, that I was a guardian angel and that it was amazing that I was there and was able to find the girl," he said.

Boggs doesn't see himself as a hero.

"I'm just a normal person who did a thing that anybody else would do," he said.

He described himself as a typical kid.

He plays football, basketball and track (he runs the 100- and 200-meter and the 400-meter relay, and does the high and long jump).

He likes sneakers, and if his hopes of being a professional athlete don't pan out, he'd like to be a clothing or sneaker designer. Or maybe work in the culinary arts.

He's modest, but knows he did something special Thursday.

"It was like fate, it was like meant for me and Chris to be there. If we wouldn't have left (to look for the girl) who knows what would have happened to the little girl," he said.

Boggs did wake up in the middle of the night afterward, though, thinking he might have saved the girl's life.

"It was a blessing for me to make that happen," he said.

His mother, Tamika Boggs, said she's proud of her son.

"You just hope you raise your child the right way. ... He's learning what I tell him, to help others," she said.

http://lancasteronline.com/article/local/872026_Lancaster-teen-Temar-Boggs-hailed-as-a-hero-in-5-year-old-s-abduction.html

Re: Teen Saved A Little Girl From A Kidnapper by Bantino: 5:02pm On Jul 15, 2013
Weldone boy!!

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Re: Teen Saved A Little Girl From A Kidnapper by Nobody: 5:02pm On Jul 15, 2013
Saw this on the news this morning..........
Re: Teen Saved A Little Girl From A Kidnapper by shobroy(m): 5:02pm On Jul 15, 2013
Badoo omo mushin

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Re: Teen Saved A Little Girl From A Kidnapper by mcevans1(m): 5:02pm On Jul 15, 2013
Kudos to the young chap cheesy
Re: Teen Saved A Little Girl From A Kidnapper by badmrkt(m): 5:03pm On Jul 15, 2013
first spot? for real... shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked
Re: Teen Saved A Little Girl From A Kidnapper by GboyegaD(m): 5:03pm On Jul 15, 2013
What a brave kid he is.

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Re: Teen Saved A Little Girl From A Kidnapper by badmrkt(m): 5:04pm On Jul 15, 2013
Texas.Cowgirl:
Saw this on the news this morning..........
come which netwrk u de use? embarassed embarassed
Re: Teen Saved A Little Girl From A Kidnapper by tjskii(f): 5:06pm On Jul 15, 2013
Awwww ow sweet,thank God for the boy,meanwhile somewhre in limpopo,anoda teenager is trying to kiss a lion,smh

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Re: Teen Saved A Little Girl From A Kidnapper by Nobody: 5:06pm On Jul 15, 2013
Wow interesting stuff and he is black this will give the white folks more reason to believe in black youths #rip trayvon
Re: Teen Saved A Little Girl From A Kidnapper by Mustymohd2: 5:08pm On Jul 15, 2013
comfirm correct boy
Re: Teen Saved A Little Girl From A Kidnapper by Richard2010(m): 5:09pm On Jul 15, 2013
He is a hero.The girl's family shud atleast give him something.front page tins.

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Re: Teen Saved A Little Girl From A Kidnapper by yuzedo: 5:09pm On Jul 15, 2013
Huh?! A BLACK BOY rescued a WHITE GIRL?!?!?! undecided [size=4pt]something is not right with this story![/size] [size=15pt]WELL DONE!!![/size] smiley
Re: Teen Saved A Little Girl From A Kidnapper by yuzedo: 5:11pm On Jul 15, 2013
I miss MOBO444! cry cry angry

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Re: Teen Saved A Little Girl From A Kidnapper by markovnikoff001(m): 5:13pm On Jul 15, 2013
...why do I have this sneaky feeling in my gut about this whole incident; it appears too contrived and too well placed: a black boy saving a white girl a couple of days after the Trayvon Martin Court decision...hmmmm...maybe it's just my over-active mind...

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Re: Teen Saved A Little Girl From A Kidnapper by demelza: 5:15pm On Jul 15, 2013
He is soo cute and he's a hero!
Re: Teen Saved A Little Girl From A Kidnapper by xynerise: 5:15pm On Jul 15, 2013
Attaboy! cheesy

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Re: Teen Saved A Little Girl From A Kidnapper by Nobody: 5:16pm On Jul 15, 2013
Welldone boy

Little pockets of goodness here and there make the world a better place

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Re: Teen Saved A Little Girl From A Kidnapper by blackmale500: 5:18pm On Jul 15, 2013
good boy

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Re: Teen Saved A Little Girl From A Kidnapper by Kelvin677(m): 5:18pm On Jul 15, 2013
I jst saved patience jonathan from 7 abductors

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Re: Teen Saved A Little Girl From A Kidnapper by NEROSKY(m): 5:19pm On Jul 15, 2013
Na for England or USA
Re: Teen Saved A Little Girl From A Kidnapper by Kelvin677(m): 5:22pm On Jul 15, 2013
demelza: He is soo cute and he's a hero!
u don dey fall 4 him abi wake up it z too early 2 start dreaming
Re: Teen Saved A Little Girl From A Kidnapper by Nobody: 5:22pm On Jul 15, 2013
The tori too long.anyhw shaa d boy don try.e no easy
Re: Teen Saved A Little Girl From A Kidnapper by curiouslad(m): 5:22pm On Jul 15, 2013
Brave chap
We need more of this type of active citizen vigilance in this country.

As long as it's not from our 'compound' no one seems to care
Re: Teen Saved A Little Girl From A Kidnapper by yuzedo: 5:26pm On Jul 15, 2013
demelza: He is soo cute and he's a hero!
Ashawo Cradle Robber! angry angry angry angry


Swerry wuz yo numba plis? cry His my cuosin. angry

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Re: Teen Saved A Little Girl From A Kidnapper by Nobody: 5:26pm On Jul 15, 2013
White man killed black boy and was found not guilty, discharged and acquitted, days later Black Boy saved a white girl. . . . WHAT AN IRONY OF LIFE!!!

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Re: Teen Saved A Little Girl From A Kidnapper by ifedun2: 5:27pm On Jul 15, 2013
Thought the kidnapping business thrives only in Nigeria?
Welldone boy!
Re: Teen Saved A Little Girl From A Kidnapper by Decapo: 5:36pm On Jul 15, 2013
Actor and boss
Re: Teen Saved A Little Girl From A Kidnapper by colombiana: 5:39pm On Jul 15, 2013
markovnikoff001: ...why do I have this sneaky feeling in my gut about this whole incident; it appears too contrived and too well placed: a black boy saving a white girl a couple of days after the Trayvon Martin Court decision...hmmmm...maybe it's just my over-active mind...
abeg. Make we hear word
Re: Teen Saved A Little Girl From A Kidnapper by henryblaze25(m): 5:44pm On Jul 15, 2013
Kudos to d young lads but These boys should thank their stars that the policemen were not trained in Nigeria, they would have arrested him first and accused him of conspiring with the kidnappers. Out of plenty people wey dey find d girl nah only u and ur friend go see her 4 kidnapper vehicle, nah station u go see ur sef make u 4 agree say u join grin

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Re: Teen Saved A Little Girl From A Kidnapper by Afroconnect: 5:44pm On Jul 15, 2013
great kid...well done.

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