Getting checked out by hormonal teenage boys may be a little annoying, but in this case, it saved a woman’s life.
Aaron Arias, 19, and Jamal Harris, 17, were doing what teen boys do, hollerin’ at women while they cruised around in their car. But while looking at a woman in the backseat of the car next to them something odd happened.
“It’s me and another guy. So we’re checking out the girl in the backseat because, we’re like, ‘OK, she’s kind of attractive,'” Arias told the 911 dispatcher, “and then all of a sudden the guy is turned back, looking at us. We looked in the backseat and the blonde female in the back was saying ‘help me’ or something, whispering it.”
They alerted the authorities and a short while later, officers arrived on the scene and pulled over the car with the woman inside. And yes, the woman was actually in the process of being abducted.
Police say the driver of the vehicle, Charles Atkins Lewis Jr., 37, forced the victim into her own Lexus at gunpoint as she was leaving an office party in downtown Dallas.
Atkins was subsequently arrested and booked on a charge of aggravated kidnapping. He remains in jail in lieu of a $50,000 bond.
The woman, who has not been identified, was not injured and got a chance to meet her rescuers. She even gave the boys who were trying to holler at her but actually saved her life a big thank you hug.
“I would describe it as the best hug I have ever gotten,” said Arias.
How’s that for some good news!