Even though it seemed to be just another ordinary traffic control, officer Mitch Ross was transformed into a hero when he rescued the day and the life of a 15-year-old theft victim.
While this patrol officer was on the job, he ordered a car to stop over on I-80 west in Lucas County, Ohio, and that choice proved to be a life-changing one. He had intended to issue merely a “failure to move” penalty to the driver, but something caught his eye and he decided to investigate more. There was a 15-year-old girl in the backseat of the car. When he inquired about her, the guy was unable to provide a response since neither he nor the girl could communicate in English. On top of that, they didn’t have any identity or documentation with them.
Officer Ross became suspicious, and he decided to seek the assistance of an OSHP translator to ensure that nothing was amiss before proceeding.
After a few moments of investigation, it was discovered that the girl was from New Jersey and had been reported missing. The driver, a 35-year-old man, had intended to transport her all the way to Chicago. It was only because of officer Ross that this was stopped from happening. He informed his department of the situation, and the girl was quickly transported to a secure location. She revealed to the police that she had been forced to “perform actions” on her captor during her interrogation. In addition, she got medical assistance.
The abductor was apprehended and transported to the Lucas County Jail, where he is now being held on abduction charges. We hope he receives the punishment he deserves and that he will never again do harm to an innocent kid.
It is impossible to say what would have happened to the girl if it had not been for officer Ross and his instincts, which alerted him that something was wrong.