The man insisted he would contact the woman’s dad to arrange for her to be driven home, but something about the circumstance didn’t feel right. They decided to follow him at that point.
Carsyn Wright, Arnaud Nimenya, James Hielema, and Starlyn Rivas-Perez are all teenagers that skateboard.
They are also being praised as heroes for their daring acts in preventing an assault on a young girl.
Something unsettling caught the attention of the four adolescents.
In the subterranean parking lot of Chinook Mall, four skateboarders were hanging out and chatting.
The lads believed the man at this point, but despite their belief, they continued to be apprehensive about the situation.
Then they witnessed something that just didn’t sit right with them at all.
They observed a well-dressed guy holding a young lady who seemed to be quite inebriated and in trouble.
One of the skateboarders, Wright, stated: “She was screaming and yelling. She just wanted to be out of there. She was all scuffed up and dirty.”
The man was questioned by the four friends.
The boys stopped the man and questioned him in order to ascertain whether the woman was secure, even though they weren’t sure what to make of the situation.
The man indicated that he was going to contact the woman’s father in order to make arrangements for her to obtain a ride home.
However, despite the fact that the boys found the situation to be unpleasant overall, they decided not to just let things be after that.
Putting an end to an attack before it starts.
The boys rode away for a while, but eventually came to the conclusion that it was best for them to come back and check on the situation.
When they returned, the male had already begun sexually assaulting the girl while she was under the influence of alcohol.
Wright stated: “He had her in a stairwell, bent over, and just, it was disgusting.”
Nimenya was asked about his first reaction, and he said: “You walk in, and you see something like that, and you freeze. You don’t know what to do.”
Nimenya added that the man was attempting to exit the building and get away from them. He shoved them out of the way violently, and then he smiled at them as if to say, ‘I can do this. You can’t do anything about it.’
On the other hand, the boys had no intention of letting him get away with it.
Even though it was possible that they could put themselves in harm’s way, the four courageous young guys acted anyhow.
Trying to catch up to the man.
Three of the boys gave chase to the man, while the remaining one stayed behind to care for the girl.
When the youngsters finally caught up with the man, a physical altercation broke out between them. The man grabbed one of the boys’ longboards and used it as a weapon against the three.
However, police arrived not long after that and were able to apprehend the suspect.
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Recognizing the lads for the bravery they displayed.
The officers on the scene wanted to commend the boys for their bravery and offer them a prize, but the youngsters were initially nervous about speaking with the officers.
Skateboarders typically behave in this manner, but eventually, they receive an award presented to them by Chief Constable Roger Chaffin at an event called the Chief’s Awards Gala.
These courageous young men really are heroes, and because of their actions, a young girl is no longer in danger.