Two teens who were checking out an “attractive” woman are now being heralded as heroes for possibly saving the woman’s life. The Dallas teens were checking out a woman in the backseat of a car riding next to them when they noticed the woman mouthing “help me”, according to NBC 5.
Aaron Arias, 19, and Jamal Harris, 17, jumped to action, calling 911 immediately. Officers responded to the scene and and rescued the woman, thanks to the attentive teens.
“It’s me and another guy. So we’re checking out the girl in the backseat because, we’re like, ‘OK, she’s kind of attractive,’” Arias told the 911 dispatcher, “and then all of a sudden the guy is turned back, looking at us. We looked in the backseat and the blonde female in the back was saying ‘help me’ or something, whispering it.”
Arias then clarified to dispatcher what he was witnessing.
“Yes, I’m on the highway,” Aaron Arias first told a dispatcher. “I’m witnessing a robbery; not a robbery — a kidnapping.”
Both teens say they would “obviously” do the same thing again, but admit that they became a little afraid near the end. They say the suspect slowed down after he noticed he was being followed, and could have done something to them.
According to KYTX news, the woman had been abducted by suspect Charles Atkins Lewis Jr. He was detained at the scene, arrested, and charged with aggravated kidnapping. He was held on $50,000 bond.
The woman was not hurt and hugged the teens after she was rescued.