Posted: Dec 28, 2012 3:47 PM by Rachel Cole -- firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated: Dec 28, 2012 6:52 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI - Police are still searching for suspects involved in kidnapping an 11-year old girl last night near the 7000 block of Braesvalley Drive near Everhart. Concerned neighbors called 911 after they say they heard the desperate screams from a child.
Ruben Hernandez lives on that street right near the corner where the little girl was abducted. He says he was on his way home from h-e-b when a suspicious car blew by him.
"The people are yelling they took a kid they took a kid, call 9-1-1 so I just called 911. I was coming home from the grocery store and there was a suburban looking truck coming down without lights," Hernandez said.
He says he flashed his brights at the car, not knowing a helpless child was inside.
"That's when I flashed him, he had the lights off, I didn't realize at the time it was the abductor," Hernandez said.
Police say three white males in their early twenties were in the vehicle that could possibly be a Suburban.
Neighbors say the suspects left the girl's bike lying on the sidewalk and sped off. There are marks on the sidewalk where neighbors say the yellow bike was left when the SUV took off Northbound on Braesvalley drive.
"There was a lady at the corner that saw the bike, the guy, the little kid get taken from the bike and screaming and yelling and they went tearing down the street and her dad got in his truck and started chasing him but he lost him," Hernandez said.
He says after calling police all he could think about was the little girl.
"I just started praying for the little girl, that they'd find her and she'd be safe."
Police say the 11-year old was dropped off an hour after being kidnapped near the beach at Seapines and Park Road 22 where police picked her up and took her to Driscoll Children's Hospital to be checked out and she was released back to her family.
If you have any information call 888-TIPS or the Corpus Christi Police Department.
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