Temar Boggs, a 15-year-old teen, says he had a feeling he would find a 5-year-old girl who was abducted in Lancaster, Penn. Thursday.
And he did!
Boggs was hanging out with friends at Lancaster Arms apartments when he learned of the girl’s abduction, and they decided to form their own search party, even though he didn’t know the girl or her family. After looking in nearby woods and a creek where they were told the girl might have gone, that’s when, Boggs said to Lancaster Online, “I had the gut feeling that I was going to find the little girl.”
He and friend Chris Garcia decided to ride bikes through the area to search some more, and that’s when Boggs noticed a maroon car that was swerving in an attempt to avoid police also out on the hunt. Boggs got close enough to see the girl in the car. The driver, an older white man, looked at Boggs and Garcia, stopped the car, pushed the girl out of the car, and drove off.
“She runs to my arms and said, ‘I need to see my mommy,’” Boggs said.
He returned the girl to the apartment complex, where she was looked over by officials. Police later said the man had promised her ice cream and there were indications of an assault.
Boggs later met with the girl’s family, who he says were calling him a hero and guardian angel. But Boggs doesn’t see himself as a hero.
“I’m just a normal person who did a thing that anybody else would do,” he said.