• July 17, 2024

They Saw A Young Woman In The Back Of A Car, What She Said To Them Started A High speed Chase…

Two quick-thinking teens become unexpected heroes when they spot a distressed woman in the backseat of a car and leap into action, changing the course of her life forever.

As two teenagers waited at a stoplight, they never expected to play a crucial role in saving a woman from a terrifying situation. Aaron Arias, 19, and Jamal Harris, 17, were driving around near Dallas, Texas when they spotted a beautiful young woman in the backseat of a car beside them, and soon realized something was very wrong.

Initially, Arias and Harris thought the woman had caught them looking at her, but as they continued to observe, it became evident she was in distress. The driver’s suspicious behavior further aroused their concern. Harris recalled making eye contact with her and realizing the gravity of her situation as she mouthed, “help me.”

“I was like ‘Oh man, look at this lady, she’s hot! Like look, she’s attractive!’”  Harris said. “And then we made eye contact, and I see this serious expression on her face. What she was trying to say was serious. And I read her lips and she was like, ‘help me.’”

Aaron Arias and Jamal Harris

With urgency, Arias called 911, informing the dispatcher of the possible kidnapping. The young men decided to follow the car, hoping to guide the police to their location. Arias described the kidnapper’s erratic driving and attempts to evade them by turning his lights on and off.

The courageous teens pursued the car for 20 minutes until they reached Kaufman, where police intervened and stopped the vehicle. Upon questioning the 25-year-old woman, officers learned that she had been beaten and kidnapped after leaving a networking event for young professionals.

The assailant, 37-year-old Charles Atkins Lewis, held the woman at gunpoint, forcing her to discard her phone. Police later confiscated a 9mm handgun and a knife from Lewis, who was charged with aggravated kidnapping. The woman accused him of planning to rape and possibly murder her.

Charles Atkins Lewis Jr was charged with beating and kidnapping the young woman.

After being treated by paramedics, the grateful woman embraced Arias and Harris, thanking them for saving her life. Although the two young men have been hailed as heroes, they remain humble, emphasizing that anyone can make a difference by simply being aware and responsive to their surroundings.

The teens shared an emotional farewell with the woman, hoping to stay in touch without interfering with the ongoing investigation. The life-saving intervention of Arias and Harris demonstrates the importance of trusting instincts and being alert to the needs of others. Their bravery and quick thinking are indeed worthy of admiration.

Source: Taphaps, WFAA

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