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A Hero In Our Midst

A taco stand cook has become a local hero after saving a four-year-old boy from a violent Feb. 26 kidnapping attempt in Westchester.

Jesus Delgado, 35, was enjoying a short break in the parking lot of T2 Tacos at Manchester Avenue and Loyola Boulevard when he heard a cry for help. Rushing out to the sidewalk, Delgado saw a man and woman arguing over two small boys. Then the man grabbed the smaller child and started running east along Manchester.

“I didn’t think twice about it when I saw the man take off with the kid. By instinct, I went and chased after him,” Delgado, a native Spanish speaker, said through a translator.

Delgado caught up a few hundred feet later and wrestled the boy away. High school students standing nearby called 911 and distracted the kidnapping suspect until police arrived.

This was indeed a happy ending to a horrific event. One very cool thing to come out of the story is that the Moms of Westchester & Playa del Rey started a thank you fund for our hero on to help with medical expenses for Delgado’s sick child. So far, over $26K has been raised by 724 donors. Thank you to a true hero. We’re lucky to have you.

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Tracy Thrower Conyers is a long-time resident of Westchester 90045. Tracy closely follows local politics, political players and social chatter relevant to Westchester. As a mom with a school-aged child, Tracy is keenly aware of the importance of the educational choices we make for our kids, and spends a lot of time following local schools. She's active in California's charter school movement, and pays extra attention to special needs education choices and resources. Tracy is also a founding principal in Silicon Beach Properties. Tracy is a recognized expert on Silicon Beach and its impact on residential and residential income real estate, and has been featured by respected media outlets including the LA Times, KPCC and KCET. Tracy's primary focus and expertise includes buying and selling homes and residential income properties in Venice, Marina del Rey, Mar Vista, Playa Vista, Playa del Rey and Westchester. Find more on Tracy and Silicon Beach Properties on sb.p's website. Connect other places online with Tracy: LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, Pinterest.

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