Playing outside in her yard, a young girl was quickly snatched up and forced into the car of a stranger near Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Wednesday and then quickly driven off. It’s every mother’s worst nightmare for her child. Luckily in this case, the mother was thinking on her toes and was able to save her daughter.

As soon as the unknown man grabbed the girl and began to drive off, a group of teenagers immediately alerted the girl’s mother. As quickly as he had taken her, the man pushed the girl out of the vehicle and drove off, although the girl’s mother did not see that her daughter had been released. The woman jumped in her car and chased the man, on and off the freeway, as she called 911 to report the abduction.

After progressing nearly seven miles into the chase, the man turned reckless and the mother was able to crash her car into his, although he fled on foot and disappeared.

The mother and daughter are both safe, but since a description of the man was received, police have determined that he matches with descriptions given in a separate abduction last week in the same area. At that time, a small girl was abducted, sexually assaulted, and then returned.

The man, identified as 31-year-old David Hernandez, was caught and charged Thursday with kidnapping after a manhunt that began Wednesday afternoon.

Source: Associated Press


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