Heroic Father Saves Son From Being Kidnapped by Sex Offender (VIDEO)


armando uvalleArmando Uvalle was spending his Fourth of July weekend with his family on the beach and turned his back for a moment when most parents' number one fear almost became a reality. Uvalle's 2-year-old son, Isaiah, was snatched by a strange man. Thankfully, the father spotted the incredible incident and quickly grabbed his son from the kidnapper.

Uvalle then reported the kidnapper to a nearby cop, and he was arrested further down the beach. OMG, can you say holy crap!!

As it turned out, the man was a convicted sex offender named Tyrone Hill. He had been convicted in 1997 for aggravated criminal sexual assault of a child. He served seven years of a 12-year sentence. But in 2010, he was convicted of failure to register as a sex offender, and was on probation for that when he was arrested on Saturday.

This weekend, Hill was charged with one count of attempted aggravated kidnapping of a child under 12 and one count of unlawful restraint. The public defender said that Hill has schizophrenia and asked that he be sent to the hospital at the county jail, to which the judge agreed. Wow -- this whole story is both terrible and unnerving.

Here's hoping this time he gets the necessary treatment and punishment he deserves. You can see Armando tell his story to local Chicago news here ...


What do you think of this incident?

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Carol Lavallee

Wat the hell is going on ?? these sex offenders should b put 2 death not let them walk free after serving a few years!! Shame on our judicial system!!

momav... momavanessa

Thank God the dad saw the sicko and acted quickly. I think I would of beat up the man for trying to take my child! Actually I know my husband would of beat up the sicko!

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Mom_t... Mom_to_Skyler

Thank goodness that the child is okay.

However, I think this action is not "heroic."  It's what any parent (Mom or Dad) would do.  I don't know of any parent that wouldn't step in front of a bus to save his/her child.

Leave the "heroic" label for a person saving a complete stranger.

Jasmine Mitose

reported to a cop? man that guy has a level head. i'd snap & so would my family & friends...god help the person who tries to prey on our tiny ones because nothing else will!

madfoot madfoot

Jeez, this guy must have been so scared for his son! I'm so glad this story has a happy end!

Leiba Bobb-Mitchell

Thank you Jesus for the quick thinking of the father... !!!!!!


Poiso... PoisonousHoney

Wow, how scary! Thak God the father was able to save his son.

Texas... TexasWife

Mom_to_Skylar. He got the guy arrested and possibly saved another childs parents from the grief of having their child molested. So to me that is heroic. 

Courtney Paige Neale

I agree Texaswife! He could have easily lost and who knows what would have happened then!

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