A kidnapped 13-year-old is now safe and sound thanks to a “help me” sign and a woman who refused to look the other way when things seemed off.
The world is a sad, lonely and often dangerous place. It will leave people broken and scarred. Not even children and teenagers are safe from the savage and treacherous ways of the world.
But thankfully, one woman helped to save a teenager who had been kidnapped and sexually assaulted.
Help Me Sign Leads To Rescue
In a clip posted on YouTube, a laundromat worker, Touch Vong, recalls the scary incident and how she helped to detain 61-year-old Steven Sablan.
The 61-year-old is accused of kidnapping the young girl, taking her from San Antonio, Texas to Long Beach, California, and sexually assaulting her several times.
While in Long Beach, the man stopped in a laundromat to wash some clothes, at some point, he approached Touch and asked where he might be able to find something to eat in the area.
Instead of telling the man that the restaurants in the area normally don’t open on a Sunday, she invited him to stick around because they may open.
During her interaction with the suspect, Touch mentioned she sensed something was off about the situation.
When the man was in the laundromat, the kidnapped teenager in the car created a sign which read, "Help me." She flashed it at several cars driving by. Thankfully, someone stopped and called 911.
As a result of the call, and Touch's response about food, police arrested the man.
Touch credits God with assisting with the rescue of the kidnapped 13-year-old.
"I feel happy," she said. "I feel like God told me to stop him. That's how she got rescued."
Psalm 82:3-4 "Give ear to the cause of the poor and the children without fathers; let those who are troubled and in need have their rights. Be the savior of the poor and those who have nothing: take them out of the hand of evildoers."
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