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HERO WHO SAVES GIRL FROM BEING KIDNAPPED IS SHOWERED WITH GIFTS

HERO WHO SAVES GIRL FROM BEING KIDNAPPED IS SHOWERED WITH GIFTS

(Photo by Susan Montoya Bryan/AP/keprtv.com)  

A heroic New Mexico man who bravely rescued a 6-year-old girl from the clutches of a kidnapper is proof no good deed goes unnoticed.

Cops and reporters are being bombarded with requests from people who want Antonio Diaz Chacon's address so they can send him gift cards and cash, The Associated Press reported.

Diaz Chacon, 24, who has two daughters of his own, a 7-year-old and a 5-month-old, is fielding requests from people who want to donate to a college savings fund for his girls - something that doesn't even exist.

Diaz Chacon, a mechanic, told The Associated Press that Monday's chain of events was pure coincidence.

He left work early that afternoon, and had his washing machine not been broken, he never would have been doing laundry at a relative's home on the same Albuquerque street where a man tried to abduct the young girl.

Diaz Chacon witnessed the man - later identified by cops as Philip Garcia - snatch the girl from the street and toss her into his blue van.

"The way he grabbed her and threw her into the van, I knew it wasn't right," he told The Associated Press.

As his wife called 911, Diaz Chacon hopped into his black pickup and chased Garcia's van as he zipped through the trailer park, trying to get away.

"I knew I had to catch him. I had to get the girl back from him and take her home, back where she belongs," he said.

Garcia eventually crashed into (more)

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Article by RHEANA MURRAY, NY Daily News | Read full article here

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