'NCIS' Fan Columnist: Boy Nails Suspect
'NCIS' Fan Columnist: Boy Nails Suspect
Jacky Jackman
Jacky Jackman
Contributing Writer, BuddyTV

TV saves child!

Oh what you can learn from television.

The next time your kid asks if they can stay up to watch NCIS, you might just be wise to say yes.

Little Nathan Kuhns was on vacation with his family from Australia. It was just a family holiday to the United States of America. They probably went to a large amusement park somewhere in the southeast. I know I would have.

During their travels they visited lovely Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. You know the area I'm sure, beach front hotels and stretches of sand. The Atlantic Ocean right at your toe tips.

So far this is very picturesque. What could possibly go wrong?

All was jolly until a man tried to abduct Nathan's four-year-old sister. Josie cried and eight year old Nathan sprang into action.

But what can an eight year old do to stop a full-grown man?

Nathan is not just any eight year old. He's an eight year old who watches NCIS! He knew what to do to find a bad guy.

Nathan went at the man and scratched his face. He must have made a good job of it too because the guy released Josie and fled the scene.

Case closed you'd think. The bad guy freed the little girl and fled. Josie is safe and a happy ending ensued.

But why did Nathan think to scratch the guy in the first place?

Let's give the credit to Leroy Jethro Gibbs' team. Let's especially thank Dr. Donald 'Ducky' Mallard (David McCallum) and Abby Sciuto (Pauley Perrette).

How many times have we seen Ducky remove evidence from under the nails of a victim? Then the evidence is rushed to Abby to be analyzed. Abby comes up with DNA that can be used to identify the possible suspect.

I know what you're thinking.

'You're not telling me an eight year old knew how to get forensic evidence?'

Oh but I am.

Little Nathan told Pittsbug TV station, KDKA, he watches NCIS with his dad. He learned about getting DNA evidence from the show.

"I saw it on NCIS on TV ... with my father," the little boy said.

And guess what? Nathan did get a good DNA sample for police. Once a suspect is found a match can be made to the guilty person.

Keep it in mind people. We can all learn lessons from TV, because sometimes the fiction can lead to the truth.

And sometimes it just nails it.

(Image courtesy of CBS)