30.4.14

THE CASE FOR UNSTRUCTURED PLAY.

Some Pennsylvania teenagers, not yet ready for their learners' permits, ran down a kidnapper before he could harm a little girl.
Temar Boggs and Chris Garcia were helping a friend move a couch when cops stopped by to say the little girl was missing, Lancaster Online reported.

"We got all of our friends to go look for her," Boggs, 15, told the news site. "We made our own little search party."

Boggs, Garcia and a handful of others took off on their bikes and searched some woods and a nearby creek before spotting a maroon car with a white-haired man and a little girl inside, the site said.

Boggs said he and Garcia went after the car. After making a few turns in the neighborhood, the man opened the door and pushed the little girl out of the car.

"As soon as the guy noticed we were chasing him, he stopped at the end of the hill and let her out, and she ran to me and said that she needed her mom," Boggs told local WGAL-TV.
Catch the locution: search party.  Once upon a time, every kid understood that concept, from playing cops-and-robbers or Americans and Germans (that latter because just about everybody had a parent who did that for real).

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