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."