It was all in a day’s work for one Texas Pizza employee, who managed to save the life of a kidnapped child while on a smoke break. It all went down when 26-year-old Courtney Best stepped outside of the Papa Murphy’s pizza place in Corpus Christi one fateful day for a quick smoke. Instead of stepping out back like she normally did, she went out front this time – a move that may have saved the life of a child.
“I stepped outside, I was standing by the trash can, and I (saw) a white car pull up, and I just happen to take my phone with me, cause we don’t look at our phones at work, and I looked down and I saw ‘white Dodge Avenger Amber Alert,’ and I was like, ‘Nah, that’s not him,’” Best told the local news.
The Amber alert was for Nicolas Gomez, a 7-year-old boy who had just been abducted that day from Alice, Tx.
Not entirely convinced that the man was the suspect described in the Amber Alert, Best waited for the man and the boy to walk into a local store before she ran up to the vehicle and checked the plates against the Amber Alert. In doing so, she managed to confirm that the suspect was indeed the criminal who had taken the child, and Best immediately informed the Police about their whereabouts.
The man was quickly arrested, and the child returned home unharmed.
Best admitted to the news that she doesn’t normally pay attention to Amber Alerts, but the one time she did save the life of a child and vowed that she would pay more attention to them now.
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