Donavon Mitchell: 8-year-old Texas boy saves sister, 4, from possible kidnapping
7:53 AM, Jan 31, 2014
9:57 AM, Jan 31, 2014
NAVASOTA, Texas - An 8-year-old Texas boy is being called a hero after saving his 4-year-old sister from a possible kidnapper.
Donavon Mitchell and his little sister, Makayla, were playing in their yard Sunday when something happened that the family never thought they'd have to worry about.
Donavon says a woman drove up to his house, offered him and his sister money and said she'd take them anywhere they wanted.
That's when Donavon remembered a very important rule he learned in school.
"To stay away from strangers because you might never know what they can do to you," Donavon said.
Luckily this stranger didn't get ahold of Donavon or his sister thanks to the second grader's quick thinking.
"When [he] yelled, ‘no you can't go with her she's a stranger,' he said that's when it scared her and she got back in the car and left... We've never had anything like this happen. When I was younger, we could run anywhere we wanted to and you just can't do that anymore," said Donavon's mom Shawn Mitchell.
So what's Donavon's advice for staying safe?
"Stay calm and run away from strangers," he said.
And as for being called a hero, he says, "It feels great!"