Dallas, TX - Two teenagers checking out an attractive woman in the car next to them helped save her from a kidnapper after she mouthed the words, “Help me” at the teens.
Aaron Arias, 19, and Jamal Harris, 17, first noticed the woman in the back seat of a car at a stoplight. They were checking her out because they thought she looked good, but the woman looked “panicked” and was mouthing “Help me” at the teens who noticed the driver of the car had turned to look back at them.
Arias called 911 and reported what was happening. “Yes, I’m on the highway,” Arias told the 911 dispatcher. “I’m witnessing a robbery; not a robbery — a kidnapping.”
The teens followed the woman’s car down U.S. 175 until police caught up with them and pulled the car over. Turns out that an hour earlier, the 25-year-old woman had been kidnapped after leaving a downtown office building.
Police say Charles Atkins Lewis Jr smacked her across the head with a pistol and forced her into her own car. After driving off, he threw her cell phone out the window. Charles Atkins Lewis Jr. is now in jail on $50,000 bond on a charge of aggravated kidnapping.
Arias said he met the woman after the rescue. “She hugs us,” he said. “I would describe it as the best hug I have ever gotten.”
When asked if he considers himself a hero, Aaron Arias said, “She says we saved her life. I guess you could say we did. But I don’t want to be that person who says they’re a hero.”
I know how he feels. I don’t want to be that person who says they’re a vagina wrecker – but if it looks like a duck, etc., etc.