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July 15, 2013
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Pa. teen hailed hero after spotting child abductor

15-year-old Temar Boggs and friend took to their bicycles after 5-year-old reported taken; spotted abductor's vehicle when it made a suspicious U-turn

By Dan Nephin
Lancaster Online

LANCASTER TWP., Pa. — Temar Boggs had a feeling he'd find the 5-year-old girl who was abducted Thursday in Lancaster Township. He was right.

Boggs, a McCaskey freshman who lives in Gable Park Woods, had been hanging out with a friend at nearby Lancaster Arms apartments and helping move a couch when a man came by asking if they'd seen a missing girl. They hadn't, Boggs said, so they went to watch TV.

A short time later, his friend went outside and saw lots of police officers and people from the neighborhood looking for the girl. Police said that the girl had been taken that afternoon from the 100 block of Jennings Drive. Boggs and about six friends joined the search. "We got all of our friends to go look for her. We made our own little search party," Boggs, 15, said Saturday, though he didn't know the girl or her family.

Full Story: Lancaster teen Temar Boggs hailed as a hero in 5-year-old's abduction






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