Police in Laval, Quebec, in Canada are calling 17-year-old Malyk Bonnet a hero after he went to extraordinary lengths to aid the escape of a woman who had been abducted by her ex-boyfriend earlier this month, reports CBC.
In an interview with CBC Friday, Bonnet said that, at the time, he didn't think of himself as a hero.
"Now I realize what I did and wow ... it's really awesome. I mean, I saved a life!" Bonnet said with a laugh.
On Aug. 1, Bonnet was waiting for a bus to his home in the north end of Montreal after finishing his shift as a cook at a restaurant. He noticed a couple on the street involved in an altercation and was worried for the woman's safety.
Bonnet decided he had to help, and he was already formulating a plan. Even though he lived in Montreal, he told the couple he lived in Laval and would accompany them on the bus. He gained the man's trust and stayed with them for quite a while, on the bus and then the metro, even offering to take the couple to a restaurant and giving the man money to buy food there. Bonnet pretended to leave to use the restroom but borrowed someone's phone and called police.
Police arrested the man on the spot. He appeared in court Monday on charges of kidnapping, forcible confinement and assault.