The moment police officers saved a six-year-old girl from a suspected kidnapper’s car was captured on body camera footage.
On July 2, about 5.40 p.m., the youngster was playing outside her family’s home in Valley Station, Kentucky, when the incident occurred. The children’s identity has yet to be revealed by the police. Robby Wildt observed the child, pulled up in his red Dodge Charger, snatched the infant, and drove away, according to the Louisville Police Department.
Prentiss Weatherford, the girl’s next-door neighbor, witnessed the whole affair. On May 15, four-year-old Cash Gernon was kidnapped and murdered in a similar event. Darriynn Brown, an 18-year-old suspect in the case, was seen on Alvarado’s surveillance camera. In this case, Brown has been charged with capital murder.
He is 40 years old.
How He kidnapped a 6-Year-Old Girl? Full Details
Speaking to WAVE3 about the situation, Weatherford, a neighbor, stated, “It happened quick. He came around the corner, parked his car, got out within 15 seconds.”
The guy allegedly took the kid as she was riding her bike in the 4700 block of Haney Way, shoved her in the front passenger seat of his car, and drove away swiftly, according to Weatherford.
After that, the witness and his father got into their car and followed the suspect, noting down the last three digits of his license plate. During the chase, Weatherford came across a police officer and gave him the suspect’s license plate number.
Robby Wildt, 40, was charged with kidnapping a minor and booked into Louisville Metro Corrections on a $1 million bond. https://t.co/ZNn5XV3zJH
According to WMUR, Louisville police Sgt Joe Keeling and Officer Jason Burba used license plate information to locate the suspect’s car, a red Dodge parked in a driveway, save the child, and arrest the culprit.
The moment Burba approached the suspects’ car with his rifle drawn and exclaimed, “Open the passenger door!” was captured on video by his body camera. Burba then opened the front passenger door, where he discovered a sobbing barefoot girl.
He was overheard comforting the youngster by saying, “Hello, everything is fine. Please come in.” “I want my daddy!” the toddler screamed amid the cries. Wildt is seen getting out of the car with his hands raised in another body camera video. After that, the 40-year-old suspect was handcuffed and sent to jail.
“Fortunately the entire incident only lasted about 30 minutes due to the quick actions of the community and LMPD.” LMPD officials stated in a statement.
Arrested And Charged
According to the police department, Wildt was charged with kidnapping a child and put into the Louisville Metro Corrections.
Wildt pleaded not guilty and was given a no-contact order. According to the Jefferson Circuit Court Clerk, the bond was set at $1 million. Corrections authorities told CNN that he had not paid bond as of Thursday.
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