Boy Uses Gospel Song to Escape Kidnapper
An Atlanta boy escaped his kidnapper by singing a gospel song over and over for hours.
Willie Myrick was kidnapped from his family’s driveway by a man who threw him into a car and drove off.
The youngster was released and three hours later, unharmed.
Myrick said he sang the gospel song “Every Praise” until the kidnapper just couldn’t take it anymore.
“He opened the door and threw me out,” the boy said. “He told me not to tell anyone.”
The story eventually reached Grammy Award-winning gospel singer Hezekiah Walker, who wrote the song.
Walker flew to Atlanta this week to meet Myrick on his 10th birthday.
“I just wanted to hug him and tell him I love him,” Walker said.
Myrick’s kidnapper was still being sought.
WXIA contributed to this report.