Kicker – A high school hero


NICK EICHER, HOST: Daniel Arroyo Beltran would probably be much better off had he paid attention to New Mexico’s stay-at-home order. Because now he’s got a stay-in-jail order. Let me tell you why.

Surveillance tape appears to show him attempting a kidnapping, and an assault, several of them, among many other things.

Witnesses say, a mother with her three young kids ages 9, 2 and 1, stood in the parking lot of a convenience store awaiting an Uber. Suddenly a man approaches them. He fits Beltran’s description. Police say he grabbed the 2-year-old’s arm and demanded the mother surrender her children to him. He allegedly punched the mother as he tried to take the kids.

Others tried to stop Beltran, but video shows him assaulting them, too. But at least it gave the mother time to get into the store with her children. 

Of course, the suspect followed them.

But here’s the good news:

Across the street, a teenager saw what was going on. His name is Canaan Bower, age 16. He ran into the store, body slammed the suspect, and pinned him to the ground until police arrived, who then cuffed Beltran, and took him away.

Now, you need to know Canaan Bower is not your typical 16-year-old. He’s the District 3-5A wrestling champion, heavyweight division. That’s 285 pounds.

Almost goes without saying, young Canaan appears to have a bright future ahead of him!

It’s The World and Everything in It.


(Photo/KFOX 14) Canaan Bower

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