As kids we all dream of helping catch a bad guy and putting him in his place, well that exactly what these kids did. Sometimes the simplest things can reap a major reward.
12 kiddos were minding their own business while they were participating in an Easter Egg hunt in a large field near London. The group was there for a charity fundraiser, for a little boy in the area who was suffering from leukemia.
In the midst of their egg hunt a strange man ran by and a few moments later they saw a helicopter circling the area. You would think these kids would have just been fascinated by the fact that there was a helicopter over head, but this bunch took action instead!
They are certainly a sharp team to gather the signs of the situation around them and then do something about it! The children read that the under-side of the helicopter said “Police” and put together that they were searching for the man that ran past them.
They tried to get the attention of the helicopter by jumping and waving their arms telling them which way the man went, but they realized that wasn’t working. We don’t give kids enough credit, because when push comes to shove they might surprise you like these 12 did. What they did next will blow your mind.
The creativity that the “The Awesome Dozen” came up with is astounding. They formed an arrow in the direction the man ran toward trying to direct the Police. To everyone’s surprise it worked! They caught the man! Initially when the Police saw this they were heading away from the field thinking they had lost the man and the arrow confused them, but they turned around to check it out anyway.
One of the girls shares:
“It was really noisy and we could see it said ‘police’ on the bottom. Then we saw a man running along the side of the field. We could see him but the helicopter couldn’t because it was hovering over the woods.”
The Police were honest later and said they thought the kids were goofing off, but once they caught on to what the kids were doing they are grateful for their heroic act.
Another child from the field reported:
“About five minutes later, the helicopter came back and landed in the field and the officers came to talk to us. They said they thought we were messing around at first, but they followed our arrow and caught the man. We feel really proud of what we did.”
It is truly unbelievable that these little munchkins helped put a man behind bars on the fly.
Please share if their quick wit and creativity made you smile!