A supermarket employee from England is credited for saving a kidnapped 4-year-old girl in Arizona.
Harry Brown tracked the missing child from his bedroom 5,000 miles away by convincing the kidnapper to give his address for free pizza. Yvette Henley was found in an Arizona hotel with her father, 28-year-old Virgil Henley.
Brown, 21, was Facebook friends with Henley after meeting eachother online. The child’s grandparents, Gary and Kim Forester, contacted Brown, asking him for help. They were granted custody of Yvette after a court ruled that the young girl was suffering “emotional damage” while living with her father, according to the Guardian. After the court hearing, Yvette and her father went missing. They remained missing for three weeks. Police were unable to find them, but the grandparent’s efforts proved successful.
Brown messaged Henley for two days before he convinced Henley to give him his location.
Brown told the Mirror, “I spend my life on the internet but little did I know that talking to random people would lead to me finding this little girl… She is loving where she is now. I cried so much when I saw the photos of her with her grandparents.”
Gary Forester, 46, celebrated Brown on Facebook: “I battled every day with multiple local authorities who didn’t take me seriously. Harry, all the way in London, England, was the only one who helped and found our Yvette. Harry will always be in our family’s hearts.”