Weekend closures, lane restrictions impact SR 99, I-5 and I-90

Police: Boy, 10, jumps through window of moving SUV to save sister from sex offender

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Credit: iStock

CULLAHILL, Ireland — Police are crediting a 10-year-old boy with thwarting the kidnapping of his sister after they say the boy lunged through the window of a moving SUV driven by a convicted sex offender and kept punching him long enough for the girl to escape.

Irish newspaper The Independent first reported the incredible story of heroism Friday morning.

Police told the newspaper the girl,12, was playing on the side of the road near the village of Cullahill when the man stopped to ask directions to a priest’s house.

It was as the girl approached the man that police said he lunged from SUV, grabbed her and started to drive away.

But police said the girl’s younger brother literally threw himself through the open window of that SUV and began pummeling the man distracting him long enough for his sister to jump from the moving vehicle.

The children quickly alerted authorities prompting a nationwide search for the man resulting in his arrest 24-hours later.

After taking the man into custody the Independent reported that it was learned the man was a convicted sex offender with offenses dating back to the 1990s.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

3 comments

  • Magnus

    And now give him the death penalty. Grabbing a girl on the street? Convicted previously? Or use him as a human test subject for shark repellent, same result.

    Good on the little bro to look out. Here in the US he would just pull out his Iphone and record her being grabbed. So would others on the street.
    Brave boy to do that, especially from a moving vehicle.

    • john

      They are actually from US, Irish Mirror said father is American, mother Irish, just moved in, so this boy luckily fought back instead of using iPhone.

  • Glen

    Awesome job young man!! He acted more like a man then most you see on the streets!! You always have to protect the ladies, especially your sister.