PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The man who helped an abducted girl reunite with her family will receive a $10,000 reward, according to city officials.
Police say the Good Samaritan, identified as 27-year-old sanitation worker Nelson Mandela Myers, found the child early Tuesday morning near the 69th Street SEPTA Transportation Center in Upper Darby.
Investigators believe the child, who was taken from a West Philadelphia school Monday morning and found, was “targeted.”
Authorities say the five-year-old girl was seen being escorted out of Bryant Elementary School at 60th and Cedar Avenue Monday morning by an unknown woman.
Police say Myers — who spoke at a press conference on Tuesday afternoon — was walking to work around 4:30 a.m. found the girl under the bleachers of an athletic field along Marshall Road after he heard her crying.
Listen to the press conference…