10 Sep

Teens From Texas Save Kidnap Victim

According to a recently released 911 call, two teenagers from Dallas, Texas were able to rescue a woman who had been kidnapped after seeing her at the back seat of a moving vehicle, mouthing the words “Help me.”

The kidnapping

On August 22, Charles Atkins Lewis, 37, was arrested. He allegedly tried to kidnap a 25-year old woman who wishes to remain anonymous. According to the story, the woman was held at gunpoint and forced inside Lewis’s car in downtown Dallas. The two teenagers spotted the woman from their car while driving through Kaufman County.

The teenagers’ account of the story

help me“Yes, I’m on the highway. I’m witnessing a robbery. Not a robbery, a kidnapping,” 19-year-old Aaron Arias, told a 911 correspondent. “It’s me and another guy. So we’re checking out the girl in the backseat because we’re like, ‘OK, she’s kind of attractive,’ and then all of a sudden the guy is turned back, looking at us. We looked in the backseat and the blond female in the back was saying, ‘Help me,’ or something, whispering it. So I’m assuming it is a kidnapping.”

Arias and 17-year-old Jamal Harris followed Lewis’s car on Highway 175 as police officers tried to find them.

Within minutes, the officers caught up and arrested Lewis, charging him with aggravated kidnapping.