Four Canadian teens were credited with stopping a man from assaulting a teenage girl, but that’s not all.
Arnaud Nimenya, James Hielema, Starlyn Rivas-Perez, and Carsyn Wright, of Calgary, are being credited with the good deed, the CBC reported.
The four were in an underground parking garage at the Chinook Mall when they saw a well-dressed man carrying an apparently drunk young woman.
“She was screaming and yelling. She just wanted to be out of there. She was all scuffed up and dirty,” said Carsyn Wright, a longboarder.
The teens then stopped the man and asked whether the woman was safe.
The man, who was not named, said he was going to call the father of the girl to get her a ride home. The four believed the man and watched the two enter a stairwell.
“You don’t want to really think of the worst in somebody like that. You don’t want that situation to be real, so you just brush it off and hope for the best,” Wright recalled.
The four then rode away with the idea that they would check on the girl later.
When they returned, they saw the well-dressed man assaulting the young woman, according to the CBC.
“He had her in a stairwell, bent over, and just, it was disgusting,” Wright said.
“You walk in, and you see something like that, and you freeze. You don’t know what to do,” Nimenya said.
They then immediately acted.
“He was trying to walk out and walk away from us,” noted Nimenya. “He pushed me aggressively out of the way, kinda like just gives me the smile, like, ‘I can do this. You can’t do anything about it.'”
The three remaining skateboarders then chased him down and one stayed behind with the victim, according to the outlet. The police arrived moments later.
The report said that the man picked up one of the longboards and attempted to attack one of the teens.
Later, police recognized the four for their bravery, according to the report.
“We can’t just leave a girl … she was 15 years old,” one of the teens said, according to a Metro video. He said he would hope someone else in that situation would also do the right thing.
Teen Rescues Man Locked in Trunk
A New Jersey teenager witnessed a real-life “horror movie” unfolding before her very eyes when she heard startling sounds of “knocking and scratching” coming from the back of a car. Fortunately, the scary encounter had a heroic ending.
On the morning of March 7, Kayla Rose, 17, took her dog—a bichon-poodle mix named Milkshake—for a walk around her neighborhood in Irvington, suburban New Jersey, prior to leaving for school at Irvington High.
The nervous Rose moved closer to the back of the car and called out, “Hello?”
— Eyewitness News (@ABC7NY) March 9, 2019
A male voice replied, “Hello, is there anybody that can help me?”
After the rescue, once firefighters arrived on the scene, they forced open the car door with a jemmy. They then folded down the rear car seat to rescue the man, who was wearing a gray hoodie and sweatpants; he had his wrists bound together with duct tape.
Li Yen contributed to this report.