September 5, 2013 5:39 pm
Updated: September 5, 2013 8:42 pm

WATCH: Quick-thinking teens help rescue kidnapped woman


A horrifying ordeal for a woman kidnapped in downtown Dallas by a man armed with a gun and a butcher’s knife ended after she was rescued by police.

But as Scott Gordon reports, two teenagers played an important role in helping police end the woman’s ordeal.

Aaron Arias is the teen who made the 911 call. He and a friend first noticed the woman in the car next to theirs, stopped at a red light.

“It’s me and another guy, so we’re checking out the girl in the back seat because we’re like, ‘ok, she’s kind of attractive,'” Arias said.

That’s when the teens noticed something was very wrong. According to them, the woman was desperately trying to get their attention, repeatedly mouthing “help me”.

Thinking quickly, Arias called 911. The two teens then continued to trail the woman and her would-be kidnapper until police were able to catch up with them a short time later.

The suspect, Charles Atkins Lewis Junior, was arrested on the spot.

The woman was checked out by paramedics but was apparently unhurt.

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