Here’s your daily dose of sweetness:
This is Earl Melchert (left) of Barrett, Minn.
Earl was working at his home last month when a 15-year-old girl who many figured might be dead, escaped from the men who abducted her and asked him for help.
“Eventually she got close to me and I said, ‘Oh my gosh, it’s a woman.’ Then pretty soon I said, ‘No, it’s a young girl.’ I knew it was her as soon as I saw her face,” he recalled today.
A reward had been posted for information about her abduction and today Earl showed up at the Alexandria Police Department, which was prepared to give him the $7,000 he richly deserved.
“The reward money means absolutely nothing to me,” Melchert said.
“I was in the right place at the right time,” he said. “I did what I had to do.”