Kelcey Willis had stopped for an oil change on Sunday Nov. 6 at a Walmart in Warner Robins, Georgia, when he saved a child being kidnapped.
He and a friend heard a child screaming while they were waiting to get the oil change. When they looked around the corner they saw a child being taken from a car and a man brought him behind the building.
At first they thought they went to use the bathroom, but then they felt it was taking too long.
When Willis heard the child continue to scream, he took action. He said that the screaming got louder and the child was in the woods.
“My first instinct was to grab my gun and go get that kid out the woods.” Willis said, according to CNY Central.
He entered the woods when he saw how dangerous the situation really was. The man was choking the child, and Willis said he put his gun up to hold the man at gunpoint when he grabbed the child.
Several people helped save the child until police arrived.
When Willis got the child out of the woods, he said the kid said the man was going to kill him and leave him for the animals.
It was first reported as a kidnapping in progress, but has since changed because the adult and child are related.
The man, identified as Haimnarine Doobay, 67, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and cruelty toward a child.
The child was taken to the Houston County Sheriff’s Office’s juvenile department for follow up care.
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