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Mom runs down daughter's alleged kidnapper

  • Mother slams her car into alleged kidnapper's
  • David Jesus Hernandez was arrested and charged
Mom runs down daughter's alleged kidnapper

A mother in Albuquerque chased down a man who allegedly attempted to kidnap her daughter, ramming her car into his and preventing him from driving off. 

According to HLN affiliate KOAT, police say David Jesus Hernandez got out of his car and grabbed a 4-year-old girl as she was walking her bicycle into her apartment complex. Hernandez then allegedly shoved her into his car, got in and drove off. According to KOAT, a group of teenagers saw it all happen and ran to find the girl's mother. 

KOAT reports that neighbors also saw it happen and began yelling at Hernandez as he drove away. All of the attention prompted Hernandez to push the girl out of his car and drive off. But at that point, the mother was already in pursuit. And not knowing that her daughter was now safe and out of the car, she reportedly drove after the alleged kidnapper with 911 on the phone the whole time. 

The chase went through Albuquerque, on and off a busy highway. But the mother didn't stop and eventually caught up to Hernandez and slammed her car into his. He jumped out and made an escape on foot. 

Police found the car registered to Hernandez, identified him as a suspect and released his photograph to the public. Rio Rancho police say Hernandez called 911 after seeing his photo on TV and asked investigators to pick him up. 

Hernandez says he is innocent. But Albuquerque police arrested him and have charged him with attempted kidnapping. 

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