Cops: Mom gets in car chase with child predator

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Mother pursues man by car believed to have kidnapped her 5-year-old daughter. Screen shot via KRQE.

Mother pursues man by car believed to have kidnapped her 5-year-old daughter. Screen shot via KRQE.

An Albuquerque, New Mexico, mom, took matters into her own hands when her 5-year-old daughter was snatched by an alleged pedophile Wednesday evening.

The abduction happened as the little girl was playing outside her family’s apartment complex on Wednesday night. Witnesses say they saw a man force the little girl into his car. Police believe he may have used a weapon to get the girl into his vehicle. Those witnesses quickly told the mother what happened and gave her a description of the suspect’s car.

The mom then took off in her vehicle and chased the perpetrator for about seven miles, when she finally got close enough to the perpetrator’s car, she rammed into it with her own vehicle. After the forced collision, the man reportedly got out of his car and took off on foot. Albuquerque Police say he is still at large.

The mother was reportedly in contact with the police via her cell phone during the pursuit.

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Unbeknownst to the mother however, the perpetrator actually let her daughter go shortly after abducting her. Police believe the man pushed the girl out of his car once he realized he was being followed.

Police say they have a description of the man — in his twenties, Hispanic or Native American.

Police also say the suspect is not involved with the victim in any way and the kidnapping appears to be the act of a complete stranger.

The suspect also matches the same description of a man who kidnapped a 6-year-old from the same complex last week. The youngster in that abduction was able to escape but was sexually assaulted before she was able to get away.

Police have also identified a person of interest, 31-year-old David Hernandez.

 

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