A Guy Helped Rescue a Kidnapped Girl, Then Gave Her the Reward Money

  A 65-year-old guy in Minnesota helped rescue a kidnapped 15-year-old girl last month . . . got a $7,000 reward for it on Friday . . . and gave the money to HER, because her family needs it more than he does.



  A 15-year-old in Minnesota named Jasmine Block got KIDNAPPED back in August by a 32-year-old guy who knew her family.  Then two other guys helped hold her captive for almost a MONTH before she was finally rescued.



They moved her around to several locations.  Then in early September, they brought her to an abandoned house on a lake.  And when they left to get food, she escaped.



She went to a few houses and knocked on doors to get help, but no one was home.  So she ended up having to SWIM across the lake to get away.



A 65-year-old guy named Earl Melchert was about to leave for work when he saw her running through a field.  And he recognized her face from the news.  So he got her inside and called the police.



Right after they showed up, she happened to see one of the kidnappers drive by in his car.  So the cops arrested him, and all three men are now in custody.



And check this out.  Jasmine's family doesn't have much money.  But they'd offered $2,000 to anyone who could help find her.  Then an anonymous donor offered another $5,000.  So police gave Earl a check for seven grand last Friday.



But he's in pretty good shape financially.  He actually retired last week.  So he decided to give all $7,000 to JASMINE instead.  He says just helping her was the best retirement gift he could get. 



(NY Times)



(Here's a photo of Earl.)

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Originally posted on October 9th, 2017




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