Mother scares off kidnapping suspect with shotgun

August 28, 2012 12:45:26 AM PDT
An attempted kidnapping in Fresno County between Fowler and Selma is under investigation.

Fresno County Sheriff's investigators have closed Maple between South and Manning while they investigate an attempted kidnapping and burglary.

Investigators say the suspect broke into a home around 8:45 a.m. Tuesday morning. A mother was inside the home with her two-year-old daughter. After a brief struggle between the mother and the suspect, the suspect snatched the girl and started running on foot. The mother grabbed her shotgun and ordered the suspect to surrender. The suspect released the girl, got into a car, and drove away.

The vehicle is described as a dark blue Honda Civic. The suspect is described as white or light-skinned Hispanic male in his early 20s with dirty blond hair.

Investigators are still looking for the suspect. If you have any information on this case, you are urged to call the Fresno County Sheriff's Office.

In the video, Action News reporter Carlos Saucedo has complete coverage on the story.


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