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These 12 Kids And A Dog Were Dubbed As The Crime-Busting Heroics
Our awesome adventure, by the gang of ‘human arrow’ kids who directed cops to robbers: the crime-busting heroics prove that any kid can be a hero!
The young people, known as the “Tremendous Twelve,” shot to fame online after they ingeniously created a human arrow to direct a police aircraft to two evading burglary suspects. And just like Enid Blyton’s imagined characters, they traveled with their dependable dog, a Yorkshire terrier named Molly.
The kids, who were speaking to The Mail on Sunday for the first time about their amazing experience, said yesterday: “We feel really proud – it was awesome.” They were on an Easter egg search in the middle of a field close to Capel, Surrey, when they noticed the helicopter circling. They ranged in age from six to twelve.
A nine-year-old girl said: ‘It was really noisy and we could see it said “police” on the bottom. Then we saw a man running along the side of the field. We saw the man take his jumper off and put it around his head.
She added that they were trying to shout to the pilot
She continued by saying that despite their attempts to scream and shout at the helicopter to tip in the man’s direction, it was pointed in the opposite direction.
“Let’s get into an arrow,” two of my friends then said, and we took position on the ground.’
After lying in the dirt for about a minute, the children saw the helicopter approaching them.
The two males, who were 27 and 28, were apprehended after the pilot alerted the authorities on the ground.
They were questioned on suspicion of burgling a farm nearby.
‘They stated they believed we were playing around at first, but they followed our arrow and caught the men,’ a ninth-grade girl remarked. We’re quite proud of what we accomplished.
The helicopter’s pilot notices the kids creating a human arrow in the direction of the suspects as it approaches.
The kids gained internet fame after Surrey Police released the video of the human arrow.
The children were wonderful and liked the thrill, one of their parents, Ben Brearley, told the newspaper. Many people have compared it to something from Scooby Doo or an Enid Blyton book. The children adore that.
According to Surrey Police Sergeant Paul Sochon, “The initiative they displayed was vital.”
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