17-year-old Malyk Bonnet is being called a hero after he went to great lengths to help a kidnapped woman escape her captor. It all started when Bonnet stood waiting at the bus stop, ready to head home after finishing his shift as a restaurant cook. It was there that he noticed a couple on the street involved in an argument.
“The guy was screaming at her, the girl. He wasn’t really gentle with her, and I started watching.” Bonnet said. He described getting a funny feeling about the couple. “I thought he would hit her, so I approached them a little bit.” The couple asked Bonnet for bus fair and he volunteered the cash, but not without forming a plan.
Bonnet decided to pretend his destination was the same as theirs and take the bus with them. “My plan was to keep them in a public place, where there’s a lot of people. I decided to make myself friendly with the man, so he would trust me. So I played my game,” Bonnet said.
As if the story isn’t sweet enough as is, it turns out that Bonnet has had some run-ins with the law in the past, but now has a newfound respect for law enforcement. The photo below shows as his local police department applauds Bonnet after paying him back for the money he spent saving this young woman.