Cop have praised the quick thinking of a teenager in Canada who saved a woman being carry off by befriending her captor. Malyk Bonnet, a 17-year-old from Montreal, was called a “hero” after he sensed something was wrong when he spotted a man and a woman arguing at a bus stop. Bonnet took the bus with the couple and even bought them lunch before he had an opportunity to call cop.
It turned out the man, who cop described as “very dangerous”, was wanted for carry off his ex-girlfriend hours earlier.
Describing what first caught his attention about the couple, Bonnet told CBC News: “The guy was screaming at her, the girl. He wasn’t really gentle with her and I started watching because I thought he would hit her, so I approached them a little bit.” When he was asked for a fare to a nearby town by the man, he pretended he was taking the same route – and when they arrived he offered to buy them lunch in a restaurant.
“My plan was to keep them in a public space where he wouldn’t hurt her,” Bonnet said. “I decided to be friendly with the man and have him think I was his friend. I played my game and he seemed to trust me.”
Cop in the town, just outside Montreal, received a call from Bonnet saying he believed he was with someone who was being carry off. They were already looking for a 29-year-old woman of the exact same description. The man has previously been imprisoned for as-saulting his ex-girlfriend and sending her thr-eats. According to the Canadian Women’s Foundation, half of women in Canada have experience at least one incident of physical or s-xual vio-lence since the age of 16.
Bonnet was unable to speak to the woman before cop arrived, but said he could see she was relieved. We made eye contact and she had tears in her eyes,” he told CBC. “She was really happy.” Vop lieutenant David Guerin said the quick-thinking youth’s actions may have saved the woman’s life. He added in interview with CBC News: “Bonnet now has 500 new friends in our department.”
This is how people reacted to this post:
lilac rain – What a brave young man Malyk. Its so refreshing to hear good news for a change.
Amine H – This is why i love Canada, being raised in a non ra-cist and non vio-lent community produces such amazing people.
Alex Wong – This is the smart, quiet kind of heroism we need more of.
There’s always a Hollywood perception you need to go all Jet Li to be a hero. This is proof of the opposite.
Jay – he spent 250 bucks at a god dame Timmies… Wo this is breaking news! What did he do order off the secret menu?
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