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Teen Hero Tricks Dangerous Man, Saves Woman's Life

What started out as an ordinary day for Malyk Bonnet is now anything but typical. He ended up a hero for saving a life.

The 17-year-old Montreal boy was on his way home from work when he noticed something that didn't seem quite right unfolding in a parking lot near the bus stop.

A couple was having a fight but Malyk's gut told him that this was not the usual domestic altercation. He decided to get closer, "The guy was screaming at her, the girl," he told CBC. "He wasn't really gentle with her, and I started watching, because I thought he would hit her, so I approached them a little bit."

The distressed pair asked Malyk if he could spare some money so they could take the bus to Laval, a city located a few miles from downtown Montreal. While he was in the process of giving them change, Malyk noticed that the woman's terrified demeanor. That's when his instincts really kicked in and he immediately knew she needed his help.

"My plan was to keep them in a public place, where there's a lot of people. I decided to make myself friendly with the man, so he would trust me. So I played my game," he said.

The teen convinced the couple that he was also headed to the same destination so he could board the bus with them. Once they arrived in Laval, he offered to take them to a Tim Hortons cafe then gave them $50 to spend on food. It didn't take much to gain the pair's trust.

Since Malyk's phone had no charge, he pretended to use the washroom so he could sneak out and borrow a phone to call the police. Minutes later, the cops arrested the dangerous man.

Prior to the night's events, Malyk had no idea that the man was wanted for kidnapping his ex-girlfriend or that he had been charged with multiple offences including assault and death threats.

He told the reporters that the victim didn't speak to him but "she was almost crying. She was so happy, so happy not to be with him." He was simply being a good samaritan and ended saving a life of a stranger proving that not all heroes wear capes.

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