EDMOND, Okla. – Noah Lamey rides his bike and plays with his friends almost every day.
But when he said goodbye and headed home Friday night, a black pickup truck pulled up next to him.
“This guy got out of his truck and said, `Come here.’ I got on my bike and rode away,” Noah said.
Riding for his life, Noah was powered by terrifying thoughts racing through his head.
“He was going to keep me and try to kill me,” he said.
Noah rode eight miles before he finally saw a cop car parked in another neighborhood.
The off-duty policeman took him in, gave him a drink and called his mom.
“I was convinced he`d been harmed,” Noah’s mother Beth Laney said.
Noah was found exhausted and dripping with sweat but safe.
Police found out several other people had noticed the pickup truck around their neighborhood that day.
Noah was able to give them a detailed description of his almost abductor.
“He was really tall, black clothes everywhere and a black ski mask with blonde hair sticking out of his ski mask,” Noah recalls.
Beth and Noah are back home now, thankful they’re together.
They are determined to do everything they can to make sure this never happens to them again.
“He is in one piece, he’s OK,” Beth said. “We`re freaked out, didn`t sleep hardly at all last night. I went and got him a big old whistle and walkie-talkies.”
Beth said from now on all the moms in her neighborhood will be keeping a sharp eye on all the kids that come to play, and pay special attention to vehicles that don’t belong.
The kidnapper might have failed at snatching Noah but he did take their peace of mind.
“Everybody in the neighborhood is completely on edge,” Beth said. “This stuff doesn`t happen in this neighborhood.”