Malyk Bonnet is a 17 year-old who is being called a hero. Even though he does not consider himself a hero, his judgment and courage may have saved a woman’s life. Bonnet was walking home from work when he noticed a couple arguing. The woman looked very fearful. Bonnet was afraid that the man was going to hit her.
Bonnet approached the couple. The man asked Bonnet for a ticket. Bonnet knew that the woman was afraid, so he came up with a plan. He told the couple that he was going to travel with them. Bonnet has stated that his plan was to make sure that the couple stayed in a public place.
Bonnet traveled with the couple and talked with them. He wanted to make them as comfortable as possible. He decided to call the police, but he realized that his phone had died. After they arrived at their destination, he gave the couple $50 to buy food.
While they were at the restaurant, Bonnet borrowed another customer’s phone and called the police. Little did he know, the police were already looking for the man. The man had kidnapped the woman and assaulted her. The police arrived on the scene shortly and arrested the man.
The officers also took up a collection for Bonnet. His actions have made him a celebrity in his hometown. Bonnet says that his biggest fan is his mom.