“An employee for the City and County of Honolulu’s Department of Human Resources was given a “Certificate of Recognition” after she intervened and prevented an attempted child kidnapping.
Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi presented the certificate to Anuhea Salangsang for her heroic actions that saved a child.
On Dec. 28, 2021, an unknown individual on a motorized bicycle tried to abduct a kid playing near the Fasi Civic Grounds in Honolulu. Salangsang was able to chase the individual, save the child and return him to his grandmother unharmed.
“What Anuhea did that day is nothing short of truly heroic,” said Mayor Blangiardi.
Salangsang said the incident happened “in the blink of an eye.”
“I am happy that I was there,” she continued.
In high school, Salangsang was a former sprinter and was coached by the Mayor’s Chief of Staff Sam Moku when he was the Track and Field coach at Kamehameha Schools Kapālama….”