MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — A terrifying incident that ended well thanks to quick thinking actions of a Middletown boy was recently featured on a national television show.
Chance Blue, 8, was in the back seat of a car with his sister that was parked April 25 at Atrium Medical Center when a man jumped in the driver’s seat of the running car and began to speed away.
At first, Chance thought the man was a valet, then he realized he and his sister were in danger. He got out of the moving car and pulled his sister to safety. He was called a hero by police and others.
Dalvir Singh, 24, of Middletown, allegedly entered the car where Chance and his 10-year-old sister, Skylar Weaver, sat. Their grandmother had gotten out of the car to help their aunt into the hospital.
Chance helped his sister escape the car as Singh tried to drive away, according to Middletown police. Their grandmother, meanwhile, was dragged on the other side while trying to stop Singh, police said.
“This little guy is a hero,” Former Middletown Police Chief Rodney Muterspaw said at the time. “No question. He pulled his sister out of the car with no concern for his own safety.”
The incident was featured Friday on the Investigation Discovery Channel on a segment of “Caught on Camera: The Untold Stories.”
The show included interviews with the children, their grandmother and Middletown Police Officer Conner Kirby, who has befriended the children attending events with them.
Also included in the show is the hospital security video the captured the incident.
“My grandma and aunt taught us to do what we did,” Chance said in an interview with The Journal-News in May.
He said it was “scary” after seeing the man wasn’t trying to park the car but was trying to steal it.
“I think about what could have happened if I hadn’t been there,” Chance said. “I didn’t want my sister to get hurt because I love her.”
His sister said she’s been scared at night since the incident.
“I can still see him getting into the car and my grandma getting dragged,” Skylar said. “It was traumatic for me because I saw my grandma getting hurt and the guy was trying to take me.”
Their grandmother, Nita Coburn, 69, said Chance and Skylar “love each other and look out for each other.”
“I’m just glad it’s over,” Coburn said.
Singh was indicted by a Warren County grand jury in June for robbery and two counts of kidnapping. He’s scheduled to be in Judge Robert Peeler’s courtroom Tuesday for a pre-trial hearing. He remains housed in the Warren County Jail in lieu of $250,000 bond.
Watch the segment online here.