"The little boy opened the door to escape and the little girl began to jump too, but the man grabbed the little girl's hoodie and did not let him go," wrote Middletown police at the Facebook page. "As she tried to escape her little brother, she grabbed her and pulled her away from the kidnapper and both collapsed as they moved."
Coburn was moved from the vehicle a short distance before being forced to leave. Shortly after, two officers saw the vehicle and stopped and arrested the driver. Dalvir Singh has been charged with two charges of kidnapping and criminal assault and theft, the police said.
The Middletown police chief praised the 8-year-old boy's bravery and quick thought.
"This little guy is a hero, without any doubt, pulling his sister out of the car without worrying about his safety, which is unbelievable at his age," said the Facebook page of Middletown. "And the extraordinary work of our officers to find the suspect and make him out of an incident, so proud of their work."
The Middletown police said they would honor the boy for his heroic action.