A 6-year-old Las Vegas boy was grabbed, thrown into a car and about to be taken to who-knows-where. That’s when Justin Pearson walked up, showed his pistol and stopped the kidnapper in his tracks.
Pearson told the Las Vegas Review-Journal he was in his home when he heard a loud noise—the sound of a BMW racing past. “He had lost control of the car and almost went into a house at the end of the street,” he said. But then Pearson saw the car park in front of a neighbor’s house, where the child was playing.
Pearson told a 911 operator, “He just took a child, and he’s trying to stuff him into the car!” Fortunately, Pearson carries his gun everywhere. “He turned and looked at me. There was just enough of a delay for the kid to get out of the car. I know he saw the firearm. If I didn’t have a firearm, I don’t think there’s much I could have done.”
Metro police tracked down the would-be kidnapper, who was the boy’s biological father but who has no parental rights.