“I’ll Pretend You’re My Mother”
A boy (10) escapes being kidnapped using a trick
Sammy Green was spotted on his way home last Friday in Pottstown, USA. The boy reacted with the speed of lightning, sought help and thus avoided possible kidnapping.
Ten-year-old Sammy Green escaped his own kidnapping.
Ten-year-old Sammy Green of Pottstown, Pennsylvania, was on his usual way home from school last Friday. But then a strange woman appeared.
She started talking to him and offered to buy him food at the grocery store: «Are you going to Wawa too? I’m going to Wawa. What would you buy from Wawa? Where is your family?” the stranger asked him, according to local TV station “6abc”.
Sammy immediately sensed something was wrong. “I was scared and shaking, so I had to think fast,” the boy says. Then he remembered what his father had taught him if someone was following him: “Don’t trust them. Be casual and go see an adult.” So he headed to his favorite store called Dani Bee Funky.
Prevented from possible kidnapping
As he entered, the stranger stopped at the door. Sammy approached cashier Hannah Daniels, 17, and whispered to her what was going on. He told her: ‘This woman has been following me for some time. I’m going to pretend you’re my mother.”
Without hesitation, Hannah went to the door and locked it. The campaign was successful: the unknown escaped.
“I cried every time”
In fact, the woman was found by Pottstown police later that week and admitted to a psychiatric hospital. Therefore, Sammy’s family is not suing the woman.
Sam Green, Sammy’s father, told the TV network how proud he was of his son — and how difficult it was for him to watch the surveillance video. “I cried every time I saw it. Sammy is being escorted home from school by a family friend. The family hopes their story will encourage other families to talk to their children about such scenarios beforehand. (lrc)