Everyday Hero Of The Week: Lisa Stephenson of Bear, DE

Lisa Stephenson, a waitress in Bear, Delaware, she trusted her instincts and soon-to-be parental intuition to get two runaway girls home safely.

Lisa was working at the Blue Crab Grill in Newark when two young girls walked into the business and filled out job applications late last month. When the teens did not include a present address on the applications Stephenson something was amiss

“They looked really young … it just didn’t really make sense. I think one of them was wearing a high school sweatshirt.  “I’m pretty sure that they’re runaways,” ” Stephenson said.

Stephenson’s intuitions were correct. The girls — 14 and 16-years-old — were runaways from Maine. They stole a car belonging to the younger girl’s mom and drove south.

After leaving work that day, Stephenson went home and did an internet search for both of the girl’s names. The search returned a missing poster that was posted by one of the girl’s mother. When Lisa reached out to the mother on Facebook and she received an ecstatic reply

Stephenson then contacted the Newark Police Department and relayed the car make and model to them.  A day later, the teens were located at a strip mall in Maryland. They were reunited with their parents shortly thereafter.

Although Stephenson said she doesn’t believe her actions were heroic, she is being hailed as a hero by the girls’ mothers.

“It was just so comforting to know that somebody cared and that somebody had seen them,” one of the girls’ mothers told a reporter. “That’s what a hero is — somebody who just goes on the feeling, that just says, ‘Something doesn’t feel right here and I’m not OK with just letting this go.’ And she didn’t. And because she didn’t, we found the girls the next day.”

We couldn’t agree more.

See the full Story at: http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Runaway-Teens-Delaware-Newark-Blue-Crab-Grill-Maryland-Maine-Lisa-Stephenson-353769801.html