Amazing escape: 12-year-old leaps from moving truck during kidnapping attempt

National News

BOYNTON BEACH, FL (WPTV/ NBC News) — A Florida man was denied bond Thursday morning after police say he kidnapped a 12-year-old boy who was walking home from school.

Boynton Beach police responded to the scene around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday after receiving multiple 911 calls in reference to a kidnapped boy.

“We saw a young kid and another guy arguing in the car,” said Angel Perez, a delivery driver. “They were hitting each other.”

Perez said he and his co-worker saw a white truck driving erratically, then saw a child jump from the vehicle.

“Next thing you know, the poor little guy jumped out,” said Perez. “He jumped out and hit the concrete face-first.”

Perez and his co-worker followed the truck south onto Interstate 95 all the way to the Gateway Boulevard exit, where they blocked the truck in and detained the driver, later identified as 26-year-old Timothy Miller until police arrived.

“We went in, we got the guy, we put him to the floor,” said Perez. “He was fighting with him. I got the cops. The cops came, and we could barely get him. That’s how strong he was, even with the cops.”

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss