A Saudi man, Talal Saad al-Shahrani, rescued a 15-year-old student from being kidnapped in the Aseer province on Thursday after suspecting that she was forcefully placed in a black Camry.
Following his instinct, Shahrani followed the kidnapper’s car while recording the incident. In the background of the video, he is heard saying, “I swear he will not escape, for I am Bou Saad.”
“As I was heading to Abha, I noticed that a black Camry with a man inside it stopped in front of a student, who came out of her school, which is near the public library in Abha. She was waiting for her parents to pick her up in the rain,” Shahrani told Al Arabiya.
He added that he felt suspicious of the car, and preferred to observe the situation where he noticed that the kidnapper convinced the student to get in the car.
He then followed the suspicious car which took the ring road in Abha, then suddenly took the unusual route towards Aqbet Del al-Rabetta – between Abha and Jazan. That was when Shahrani started recording while following the kidnapper. Soon after, he saw the girl calling for help from the car’s back window.
Shahrani immediately informed security patrols who were able to stop the kidnapper’s car, and get the girl out of it. The kidnapper immediately drove off to Abha, but security forces, with Shahrani, were able to atop and arrest him.
Due to his heroic stance, Shahrani was honored by Abha’s head of police, Major General Saleh Al-Qarzaei, who recognized his integral role in helping them capture the kidnapper and save the young girl.