A 13-year-old boy uses a $3 toy purchased by his mother to thwart a kidnapper. done

On an ordinary afternoon, Owen Burns was walking home from school when he noticed his sister screaming. He was angered by the disruption her shouts produced, but he saw nothing sinister in her cry for help.

He was surprised when he turned to look out his window, but he quickly overcame it to make a decision that would save his life.

Owen Burns was getting ready to play his favorite game, “Call of Duty: Black Ops II,” on his PlayStation 3 when he heard his sister screaming in the garden. Because she thought she was being ridiculous, the 13-year-old became irritated.

Later, while in his bedroom, the teenager witnessed a stranger attempting to drag his eight-year-old sister to the woods adjoining their house. The terrified kid grabbed his catapult and collected any surrounding things that could be used as ammunition, including a pebble and a rock. He fired a direct shot between the kidnapper’s eyes.

He hit him in the chest the second time. “He was cursing. “He was cursing,” Owen told reporters.

The encounter took place in broad daylight at the Burns’ home in Alpena Township, Michigan. Kidnappings are uncommon in the neighborhood, according to their mother Maggie Burns.

His 8-year-old sister escaped the encounter unscathed, albeit she was terrified. The identity of the 17-year-old kidnapper has not been released, but he will face adult charges, according to Michigan State Police.

“He truly is the one who, I believe, saved his sister’s life or prevented something seriously bad from happening to her,” Lt. John Grimshaw said at a news conference, calling Owen’s efforts “extraordinary.” The acts of this young youngster were nothing short of heroic!

He went on to say that the young man should be commended for his efforts. The adolescent used a regular catapult, nothing out of the ordinary. Because it was on sale, it cost his mother $3. The youngster would go outside to his yard every now and again and practice shooting at old orange juice cans, which he said helped him improve his aim.

The boy claimed that when he first saw a kidnapper attempting to steal his sister, he had only one thought: if the stranger was successful, he would most likely kill his sister or exploit her as a sex slave.

The kidnapper “came from behind her, grabbed her as you see in movies — hand over mouth, arm around the waist — and was attempting to pull her into the woods.”

Owen then took out his catapult and began shooting at him. When the kidnapper let go of his sister, she ran into the home sobbing, telling her brother that she had nearly been killed.

Owen was enraged and went out the door, cursing the kidnapper. He attempted to hit him with a baseball, but it sailed over his head. His slingshot’s rubber then snapped, rendering his third attempt unsuccessful. He then attempted to strike him again with it.

The siblings then called their mother, who had stopped on her way home from work to help out at a relative’s residence. She dashed home after overhearing her upset and incoherent children on the phone. She recognized the term “kidnapper.”

“I was in a state of shock for a few days,” Maggie admitted.

The 17-year-old kidnapper was located hiding at a nearby petrol station. He was eventually charged with attempted kidnapping, attempted criminal assault, and misdemeanor assault and battery in Alpena County District Court.

“He had obvious signs of an injury consistent with those that would have been sustained from the slingshot strikes to his head and chest,” according to police in a press release.

Maggie questioned his son’s story that he smacked the abductor in the face and chest from 200 feet away. The police, on the other hand, confirmed the report, noting that the suspect’s marble-induced goose egg on his forehead became larger while they chatted with him.

“You said I always lie!” Owen told his mother.

“I just couldn’t believe it,” she said, her voice shaking. “It didn’t seem real until there was proof.” It sounds like something out of a Hollywood film.”

“Stuff in movies can and does happen in real life,” the adolescent explained. This young man is clearly a hero!

This wonderful story depicts a big brother’s valiant acts in defending his little sister. Tell your friends and relatives about this story to encourage them.

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