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Badass Cook Chases Kidnapper Two Blocks To Rescue 4-Year-Old
Here's a story that will surely brighten your day: a cook at a restaurant in Westchester heroically rescued a four-year-old boy on Wednesday after chasing down a man who kidnapped him.
Jesus Delgado, who works at T2 Tacos, overheard the boy's nanny screaming for help as the kidnapper grabbed the boy from her in broad daylight, CBS reports. After the kidnapper ran off with the boy, Delgado sprang into action, jumping from the grill he was working on and chasing him for two whole blocks down the street.
"[The kidnapper] told me, 'It's not your problem, man. It's not your problem. Leave me alone with the kid.' I said, 'This is my problem. This is my problem, because why you take this boy?'" Delgado told NBC 4.
Delgado then held the kidnapper down until the cops arrived. The kidnapper, identified as 33-year-old Andron Gazarov of North Hollywood, is now in custody on a $65,000 bond, City News Service reports.
Now, Delgado is rightfully being hailed as a hero, telling NBC 4 that he can't even work at his job because people keep coming up to thank him. Delgado, who also has a daughter of his own with heart problems, has also been receiving an outpouring of support and money for her care (A GoFundMe account has been created for donations)
The child's father, Tom O'Brien, was overcome with joy at the man who rescued his son. "How can you explain the feeling that you have of gratitude for someone who saved you son's life? It's really an amazing thing that he did," O'Brien told CBS 2.
It's so nice to know that there are bona-fide heroes like Mr. Delgado in the world.
UPDATE 5 P.M.: Andron Gazarov, who was chased and held down by Delgado, has been charged with kidnapping, according to a release from the D.A.'s office. If convicted, he faces 12 years in prison. He's scheduled to be arraigned on Monday.