Boy notices man snatching little brother and quickly springs into action (video)
A young boy prevented his brother from being kidnapped when he realized that a strange man was leading his sibling away.
The man was unaware of surveillance cameras in the area. Thanks to those cameras, he could be apprehended, and the young boy's brave act was caught on camera.
The incident took place back in May in a small town in Southeastern China. A man dressed in black can be seen casually walking past the mother and her two sons.
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She has her back turned to him, and he takes the toddler by the chin and guides him away from his mom.
His older brother can then be seen dropping his paper plane in the street before dashing after the kidnapper.
The incident was reported to the authorities who arrested and interrogated the man, but he claimed that he only wanted to play with the boy.
However, it is clear from the footage that he tried to walk away with him without being caught, and authorities are not buying his version.
A similar from Tapei is also making headlines at the moment. A man tried to kidnap a young girl while she was standing outside a restaurant with her mother.
Surveillance footage showed the man approaching the family and then grabbing the little girl by her backpack.
The mother realized what was happening in time and called for help while clinging to her daughter with all her might.
The man eventually let go of the girl when the mother's scream caused a crowd to gather around them. The man was later arrested but said it was just a case of mistaken identities.
He thought the mother and her daughter were friends of his. Authorities are still investigating the case.
Kidnapping and child abduction has been on the increase later, and even though parent doesn't even want to think about the possibility of their child being trafficked, there are certain facts they need to be aware of.
Authorities said kidnapping falls into three categories. Family kidnapping, acquaintance kidnapping, and stranger kidnapping.
Most kidnappings – a whopping 49 percent – fall into the "family kidnapping" section, while only 27 percent are kidnapped by acquaintances and 24 percent by strangers.
In America, a child is kidnapped or abducted every 40 seconds, and only one out of 1,000 missing children are found alive.
With stranger kidnapping, children are usually taken from their neighborhood; either close to their home or school.
And more than 70 percent of kidnapped children will be murdered within three hours of their disappearance.
It is therefore vital that parents act quickly and report the missing child to the authorities immediately.
Authorities also urge parents to monitor their children's online activity as some kidnappers could reach out them through social media first.
Approximately one in five pre-teens and teenagers will receive unwanted sexual advances online.