Attempted Child Abduction caught on tape
Good thing they caught this bastard in Philadelphia!
On July 17, 2012, at 3:50pm, while walking home from the store, a 10 year-old girl along with her 2 year-old brother, were followed by an unknown male in an older model 4-door white vehicle. This male parked his vehicle on the corner of Porter and Lee Streets, exited the vehicle, and followed them onto Lee Street. The suspect then put his hand over the girl’s mouth and attempted to carry her away. The girl struggled with the male, and then fell. The male then fled in his vehicle east on Porter Street.
Police arrested a man today and charged him in the attempted abduction of a 10-year-old girl in South Philadelphia that was caught on surveillance cameras on Tuesday.
Carlos Figueroa-Fagot, 34, surrendered to police about midnight at the urging of his family and fearful of the pressure generated by publicity of the case.
"He felt he couldn't walk, talk or breathe on the streets," said Capt. John Darby, commander of the Special Victims Unit.
"This defendant knew he could not keep walking the streets," said Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey.
The girl and her 2-year-old brother were on their way to buy water ice at a corner store on Tuesday when the man pounced on Lee Street in the Whitman neighborhood.
City officials on Wednesday announced a $10,000 bounty for the capture and conviction of the would be kidnapper.
The surveillance video shows the man pulling up in a white car on Porter Street near Lee and watching the children turn the corner onto Lee Street before getting out of the auto car and following them.
Another camera captured the scene as the man crept up on the children and picked up the girl up before trying to run away with her.
The man dropped the girl as she struggled and he tried to pick her up again before giving up and heading back to his car.
The video went viral after its release Wednesday and gained national attention this morning on TV network morning programs.
Source(s): Philly Police, Philly.com
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