A 10-year-old boy has become a local legend. His heroic efforts and quick thinking saved his sister from captivity.
The boy, along with his brother and sister, were playing outside near the Cullahill village in Ireland when a man asked for directions to a priest's home, The Irish Independent reports. The man grabbed the girl, but her heroic brother jumped through the driver's window and punched him. While the driver was distracted, his sister escaped from the car.
Police were able to locate and arrest the 34-year-old suspect. The Irish Independent notes that in addition to being a convicted sex offender, the man has robbed priests' homes in the past. The Irish Independent notes that the man has been described as "very volatile and dangerous." In 2004, he was sentenced to four years in jail for abducting a 14-year-old girl. Meghan DeMaria