Logan Simmons was working at the Chick-fil-A off Spout Springs Road in Hall County on the evening of June 25 when he overheard a panicking mother cry out that her son’s seat belt was choking him, Channel 2 Action News reported.
Simmons immediately leaped through the drive-thru window to try and help.
The quick-thinking teen used a pocket knife to cut the child loose.
A young @ChickfilA worker jumped into action when a boy was choking in a car. https://t.co/iFN0IUDyvH NEXT AT 11: What the teen told @JustinWilfonWSB about the terrifying moments. pic.twitter.com/zxC8ys2QSj
— WSB-TV (@wsbtv) June 28, 2019
“I’m still kind of shocked right now myself that all this has happened,” Simmons told the news station. “You could see he was turning red and losing pigmentation in his face.”
The rescued child’s mother later thanked Simmons and called him a hero.
— WSB-TV (@wsbtv) June 28, 2019
The heroic teen’s own mother shared that sentiment, telling Channel 2: “I’m amazed he didn’t panic. As his mother, I would have panicked. I’d be running around going, ‘Oh my gosh. What do we do?'”
8-Year-Old ‘Hero’ Saves Sister From Kidnapping
In another case of a rescue caught on camera, an 8-year-old boy saved his sister from the grasp of a kidnapper outside an Ohio hospital.
The dramatic April 25 rescue took place in Middletown, in the parking lot of the Atrium Medical Center.
Footage of the rescue was released by local police, showing the two children both tumbling out of a moving car as their grandmother clung to the driver’s door before she was dragged to the ground.
Nita Coburn, 69, had pulled up to the emergency room to drop off another woman. But as she helped her into the Atrium Medical Center, a man leaped into the driver’s seat of her car and started to drive off, with her two grandchildren in the back.
Coburn ran to the car, grabbed hold of the door and was dragged along before her grip was torn away by the accelerating car—unaware that her grandchildren had already escaped.
Chief Muterspaw stated, "This little guy is a hero. No question. He pulled his sister out of the car with no concern for his own safety. That is incredible at his age and outstanding work by Officers Kirby and Engleka to find the suspect and take him down without incident. So proud of their work"
Middletown Division of Police စာစုတင်ရာတွင် အသုံးပြုမှု ၂၀၁၉၊ ဧပြီ ၂၆၊ သောကြာနေ့
The video shows the two children tumbling out of the rear door just as Coburn runs alongside the car.
They were identified as 8-year-old Chance and his 10-year-old sister Skyler by WCPO.
“The little boy opened the door to escape and the little girl started to jump out also but the man grabbed the hoodie of the little girl not allowing her to leave,” said the Middletown police office in a statement. “As she tried to get away her little brother grabbed hold of her and pulled her away from the kidnapper and they both tumbled out of the vehicle as it was moving.”
Police identified the driver was as heroin addict Dalvir Singh from India, 24, who was arrested after two officers saw the vehicle fleeing the scene.
Police Chief Rodney Muterspaw praised Chance’s actions.
“This little guy is a hero,” he said. “No question. He pulled his sister out of the car with no concern for his own safety. That is incredible at his age.”
Police announced they had charged the 24-year-old man with kidnapping, felonious assault, and grand theft.
Simon Veazey contributed to this report.