Restaurant worker hailed as hero after grabbing boy from kidnapperBy Mason White 2:01 PM March 4, 2014
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By: Sanvi Rizvi
(Scroll down for video) A restaurant worker in California, was called a hero after he saved a 4-year-old boy from being kidnapped.
The incident began when a nanny was walking home from school with 4-year-old Grady O’Brien, and his 6-year-old brother Brendan O’Brien.
Suddenly, a man named Andron Gazarov, 33, of North Hollywood, walked up to the nanny, punched her in the face, grabbed the younger boy and ran off with him. Jesus Delgado, who works as a cook at T2 Tacos in Westchester, heard a woman and child screaming for help on the street.
Delgado responded immediately. He left his post near the grill and rushed out the door of the restaurant. There he met the frantic nanny, who pointed to a man who snatched the 4 year old from her.
Delgado ran two blocks and caught the kidnapper.
He was able to successfully rescue the child and held the kidnapper until police arrived. While he was standing face to face with the kidnapper, the man told Delgado that he should mind his own business.
“It’s not your problem, man. It’s not your problem. Leave me alone with the kid,” the kidnapper told Delgado.
“This is my problem. This is my problem, why did you take this boy?” He responded.
The family of Grady O’Brien is very grateful to Delgado for his quick actions. Tom O’Brien, the boys’ father, thanked and hugged Delgado before handing him a check to help pay for medical care for his daughter who has a heart condition.
Gazarov has been charged with kidnapping, attempted kidnapping and assault. He is being held on $65,000 bail.