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When a Stranger Allegedly Tried to Kidnap His Sister, 13-Year-Old Boy Took Action in a Way That Had the Cops Calling Him a 'Hero

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"He was definitely quick on his feet."

The Lancaster, California, street on which a 13-year-old saved his sister from a kidnapping. (Image via Google Maps)

A strange man, muttering to himself, approaches your younger sister, grabs her and starts taking her away.

Most 13-year-old boys would be oblivious or frightened, but he wasn't most 13-year-old boys.

When 61-year-old Earl Williams allegedly tried to kidnap a 4-year-old girl in Lancaster, California, on Saturday, the girl's older brother leapt into action, grabbing his sister and yelling for someone to call 911, KABC-TV reported.

The Lancaster, California, street on which a 13-year-old saved his sister from a kidnapping. (Image via Google Maps) The Lancaster, California, street on which a 13-year-old saved his sister from a kidnapping. (Image via Google Maps)

"He was definitely quick on his feet," Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Mighuel Ruiz told KABC. "He's very responsible for his family and obviously his 4-year-old sister. So at this point, he is our hero for today."

Patrolling cops quickly responded to the scene, arresting Williams and charging him with kidnapping.

"It's a kidnapping charge -- not attempted -- because he actually picked her up and walked away with her," said Sgt. Eric Metten.

Williams had been spotted earlier in the day by neighbor Jasmine Watts, who described seeing the suspect while walking with her son:

He was just calling me, 'Hey, come here. Come here.' I don't know this guy, never seen him before. He was already talking to himself when me and my son came outside, so I'm just like, 'Okay, this is really weird.'

The 4-year-old girl was reportedly uninjured, and Williams, who is being held on $100,000 bail, is due in court Tuesday.

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