by Fox News | International
A fortunate irony took place in Texas as a Pizza Shop worker on a smoking break saved a boy from kidnappers. A combination of fate and smoking urges helped to save the boy from his kidnapper.
|Courtney Best in front of the Pizza shop where she|
works said she will now take amber alerts seriously.
(Credit: via KRISTV).
Sharp witted Courtney Best said she had been out for a smoking break when she saw a suspicious looking vehicle - a white Dodge Avenger that matched an Amber Alert that she had just seen on her phone.
Courtney watched closer as the driver alighted with a little boy, who looked scared even though she thought he could not be the missing person.
But her wary instincts told her to compare the plate number of the vehicle and when she did, it matched the one on her phone. Courtney did the right thing. And shortly, Police arrived and arrested Channing Galbraith.
Courtney told reporters: "My stomach started knotting up, so I was like, ahh, I'm gonna go, I'm gonna check and see,"
She hopped into her own car and discretely drove by the suspect's vehicle to check the license plates. Sure enough, they were a match. She called 911 but, by this time, the suspect was back in the car and about to drive off.
She said "And I'm on the phone with 911 and I tell her, look, the plates match up, he's turning left on Staples but I'm gonna follow him."
"That's why I'm freakin' out," said Courtney. "Cause, what are the odds? What are the odds of me looking at my phone? And I usually don't even look at amber alerts, as bad as that sounds, I look at them and I don't really pay attention. And I was like, he couldn't get from Alice in that little bit of time. Sure enough it was him."
The little boy, named Nicholas Gomez, was returned to his home.