Two teens saved their younger brother from being kidnapped by crawling onto a Midtown train Wednesday morning, police said.
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The siblings — a 16-year-old girl, a 15-year-old boy and their 10-year-old brother — were taking the southbound No. 2 train from the Bronx to their Brooklyn schools when a stranger tried to grab the youngest, the police said.
A man got into Sam’s subway car at the 149th Street subway station around 8:15 a.m. and the daughter immediately saw him as “creepy,” the children’s mother, who asked her name to be withheld, told the Post. Told.
The mother said that the stranger sat beside the 10-year-old child, who was sleeping.
Then, the NYPD said, he “pulled down” the boy’s pants and grabbed his legs in an attempt to drag him down from the train as it pulled into the 34th Street station.
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“Get off. This is our stop,” the stranger told the sleeping victim as the daughter asked the man to leave her brother alone.
The teens immediately intervened and wrestled with the man to free their brother. The 15-year-old grabbed his brother and dragged him back to the car as the man got off at the 34th Street station. Police said she was last seen entering Penn Station.
The children’s mother said that none of the other riders intervened to prevent the attempted kidnapping.
Now, she doesn’t know how they feel about letting her kids ride the subway unsupervised.
“I don’t know. I’m a mom. I try to get on with life… I’ve managed to take care of my kids the best I know how,” she said holding back tears.
“I thought at 16, 15 and 10 they were mature enough to travel alone but apparently not. I don’t know how it will work but I will find out because my children’s safety comes first Is.”
Police said none of the children were injured in the brawl.