In the chaos of the shooting in Texas that left 12 Dallas law enforcement officers shot, five fatally, a boy found safety with a stranger after he was separated from his family, NBC News reported.
Angie Wisner, a mental health technician and mother of three, went to Thursday's protest because she wanted to "come away with something for my kids."
Instead, she walked away with someone else's kid.
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"We kind of ran into each other," Wisner, 33, told NBC News. "We were running and he came up to me and said, 'Ma'am can I come with you because I lost my mama.' He was shaking, out of breath, he was scared. And I said of course."
After running for about 30 minutes trying to avoid death and injury, 15-year-old JaJuan and Wisner found shelter with a stranger, who let them take cover in an apartment.
Wisner learned later that the boy's mom, Shetamia Taylor, had been shot after a relative came to pick him up.