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Bus Driver Spots Missing 3-Year-Old With Kidnapper

Tim Watson received an alert that a 3-year-old boy was missing from the Milpitas Public Library last Friday. When he reported to work as a Valley Transportation Authority bus driver, he had no idea that he would become a hero that day.

No more than an hour after beginning his shift, Watson noticed a boy on his bus who matched the description of the missing child. Noticing that the boy was crying, Watson then took action to alert authorities without causing suspicion.

"I started asking passengers about a missing green backpack," Watson told ABC News. "What I'm trying to do is get to the perpetrator."

Watson pulled the bus over pretending to look for the bag and he called the police instead. The police were waiting for the bus when it arrived at the Fremont BART station and caught 23-year-old Alfonso Edington as he walked off of the bus with the 3-year-old boy in his arms.

"What if I didn't read that message until I got to Fremont BART?" Watson said. "I feel I did what any father would do."

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