Boy battles kidnappers

2019-01-23 06:00
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THE thought of possible never seeing his family again is what gave a 14-year-old Hilton boy the strength to overpower his would-be abductors after they forced him into a car, blanketed his head, while sitting on him so that he could not move, last Tuesday.

He was pushed into a car after riding his bicycle home along Park Lane at about 5 pm.

The teenager eventually fought his way to freedom, forcing the abductors to throw him out of the car, in the hopes of not being detected by motorists on the road.

“I was riding my bicycle in the afternoon when these two men in a car stopped near me and asked for directions. I wasn’t very cautious because I didn’t think it to be a harmful situation because they were very friendly and asked me where Hilton College was,” said the boy.

He then said after that, everything just happened so quickly.

“While I was speaking, suddenly one man opened the door of the car and grabbed me and the other put a blanket over my head and they drove off. I was so scared and kept asking them if they wanted money or to kill me,” said the teenager, who was told that they wanted neither from him. In a state of panic while he was being sat on by the one man, so that he could not move, the boy said terrible thoughts of human trafficking ran through his mind.

“Eventually I managed to get the blanket of my head and quickly noticed that the passenger door was unlocked so I opened it and tried to get out but the man pulled me back in and I managed to punch him in the face as I struggled,” said the teen. He was then thrown out of the vehicle, close to the Hilton Kwikspar, once the scuffle was over.

The men then sped off so that they could evade any motorists who might have seen the scuffle, leaving the boy to fend for himself.

The teen said that after the incident he then waited on the side of the road where he was left and screamed for help, however, had to wait for a while until a man stopped and was finally able to help him.

The boy’s mother took to social media to inform the public about what happened and to raise awareness after the horrible incident. She stated that she was shocked to learn after opening a case at the police station that incidents like this are not as uncommon as we may think.

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