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10-year-old uses defensive karate move to get away from attempted abduction
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Sebastian Solache is shown with his mother, Flor Arana, in their East Hall home. - photo by Norm Cannada
Sebastian Solache may not have a black belt in karate yet like his father, Juan, or his older brothers, Danny and Oscar, but he has learned enough in three years of classes to use his skills when it mattered most. And it likely saved his life. As he was taking his booster seat from his house to his mom’s van around 4 p.m. Tuesday, the 10-year-old fifth-grader at White Sulphur Elementary School was grabbed from behind by a man who picked him up and began carrying him away from his home.