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Lancaster Heroes

Floor Speech

Location: Washington, DC

Mr. PITTS. Mr. Speaker, today, I come to the floor to recognize two young heroes from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

Last week, a young five-year-old girl was abducted from her front yard by a stranger, an older man who turned out to be a previously convicted sex offender.

The police and folks across the neighborhood quickly organized a search.

Temar Boggs and Chris Garcia set out on their bikes with other friends.

When the boys spotted a suspicious car wandering through their development, they checked it out and saw the young girl inside.

They relentlessly chased the driver on their bikes for 15 furious minutes.

Recognizing that the boys wouldn't give up, the man let her out of the car and drove away.

She immediately ran to the boys asking for her mother.

They safely brought her back home, and while they might not think of themselves as heroes, they certainly are.

Thanks to Temar and Chris, the girl is home and the suspect is now in custody.

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