6-year-old boy foils attempted abduction

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ILLINOIS – A young boy is being hailed a hero for stopping an abduction.

He jumped into action to save his friend.

Six-year-old Kaylen Woodard knows the rules. He can ride his bike on the sidewalk in front of his house, just to the end of the block and back.

Last Thursday, he and his next door neighbor Marcy were playing after school.

They weren’t 20 feet from their front door when a stranger got out of his car and tried to abduct the 10-year-old girl.

“He tried to hold her mouth,” said Kaylen.

Kaylen could have ran away, instead, he tried to fight the man off his friend.

“The only way she got away is because I kicked him in the back of the leg and the outside of his leg,” said Kaylen.

Marcy’s mom says she had just gone to look out the window to check up on her daughter when she saw her running towards the house.

“She was running with the scooter in her hand. She came in the house and she was panting. And she was explaining that a man had grabbed her,” said Tracey Edwards.

Edwards ran out of the house to try and find the man, but he’d already driven off. Both families immediately called police to file a report.

“I’m very proud of him,” Diana Blakely said. “I can’t stop talking about him. I’m still in a state of shock. Still by him being so young and he did that for a friend. That’s amazing.”

And while Marcy wasn’t home Saturday, her mom expressed gratitude at what this little boy did for her daughter.

“We call him our little hero. We are blessed that he was there,” said Edwards.


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