An 8-year-old boy saved his older sister from an attempted kidnapping by a heroin addict on Thursday in Middletown, Ohio.
Nina Coburn, 69, drove her friend to Atrium Medical Center's emergency room while her great grandchildren sat in the backseat. She briefly stepped out to assist her friend when 24- year-old Dalvir Singh, an alleged heroin addict, jumped behind the wheel and took off.
Her grandson Chance opened the door to break away, but was forced to pull his 10 year old sister Skyler away from Singh's tight hold.
"This little guy is a hero, no question," Police Chief Rodney Muterspaw told WLWT-TV of Chance's heroic move.
Simultaneously, Coburn who was running alongside the car, tried to open the door but Singh coerced her into letting go by slamming and unlocking it.
Chance and Skyler tumbled out of the car and ran towards their great grandmother. She finally gave up chasing the car after being dragged for what police believe to be four car lengths.
"That car didn't bother me at all"' Coburn said. "It was them two babies. No one needs to feel that fear. No one does."
Police caught up with Singh and arrested him. They alleged that he is addicted to heroin and charged him with two counts of kidnapping, felonious assault, and grand theft.
According to WCPO-TV, Coburn said she only left the children unattended because she thought she'd locked the door.
"Every time I think about it, I want to cry," she said reflecting on the incident. "It's the most morbid feeling in the world."