12-year-old ‘secret agent’ helps foil local villain

 By Molly Shen Published: Jul 17, 2012 at 1:25 PM PDT Last Updated: Jul 17, 2012 at 6:27 PM PDT

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Colby prepares for his battle against Rex Velvet
SEATTLE — We have details of a dastardly crime. The Seahawks mascot, Blitz, was kidnapped!

Fortunately a 12-year-old secret agent named Colby was on top of it.

The young spy cracked the case with help from the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Alaska and Washington.

Colby, who goes by Agent C, lives with spinal muscular atrophy, a general muscle weakness. Make-A Wish granted his wish to be a secret agent with a two day long adventure.

It began on Sunday with a ride in a Hummer limo. Through the evening, Agent C got his own tuxedo with spy gear. He had dinner in Sky City atop the Space Needle. He visited the Seattle Crime Lab.

Then Monday morning, he found out Blitz and a former Wish recipient named Agent R had been kidnapped by a bad guy named Rex Velvet.

Colby started off his mission to find clues in South Seattle.

“It’s going to be really dangerous, so I’m going to send you in, Dad,” he said over a two way radio.

Agent C has help from his sidekick – Agent Dad.

Agent Dad found a folded up piece of paper inside the School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts. They went on to Starbucks where there were mysterious messages written on their cups.

Eventually, they discovered a clear crime scene with zip ties. Colby suspected they’d been used to tie someone’s hands together. There was also duct tape with blue and green feathers still stuck to it.

Did they belong to Blitz? Giant footprints suggested they were in the right place.

Some of the written clues made it seem like Colby and his crew needed to head to the Seattle waterfront. Time was critical, so they took off from Boeing Field in a helicopter.

But from the skies, they spotted a boat with Rex Velvet with his hostages on Lake Washington. Through fancy maneuvers, Agent C’s team corralled the boat to shore and touched down for their final throw-down — a silly string throw-down.

Agent C shot the winning string.

“You may have won the battle, but you have not won the war!” Rex Velvet cried as he ran away.

“He’s completely enjoyed himself. He’s been grinning from ear to ear the entire time,” said Colby’s mom, Jodi.

This was the 5,000th wish granted by the local chapter of the Make-A -Wish Foundation. While Colby stayed in Seattle, 70 percent of the wishes granted involve air travel.

To help Wish families take flights, join KOMO 4 on Thursday, Aug. 2 for our annual Make Wishes Soar: KOMO 4 Wishes in Flight Mileage Drive. You’ll be able to donate your air miles to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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