Mom chases suspect in child abduction, crashes into his car

Mike Krumboltz
The Lookout
Mom chases suspect in child abduction, crashes into his car

An Albuquerque mother chased down a man she suspected of abducting her 5-year-old daughter on Wednesday night, eventually crashing into the suspect's car and triggering a manhunt.

The child, according to police, was grabbed near an apartment complex. She was then shoved out of the car by the suspect a short time later. The girl was uninjured. Not knowing that her child was safe, the mother pursued the suspect in her own car, causing the suspect to crash and then flee by foot.

The Albuquerque Police Department set up a 20-block perimeter on Wednesday night, according to


"At this point in time it appears to be a complete stranger abduction," APD Chief Ray Schultz said during a news conference outside the search perimeter. "It appears to be no relation that we've been able to determine from either the mother or any witnesses.

"It appears this time to be a stranger abduction, so that's how we're treating it. That's why such a large amount of resources out here tonight."

KRQE later reported that the suspect's physical description matches that of a man alleged to have kidnapped another child from the same area last week.

Yahoo News spoke with APD, which confirmed the suspect was still at large. Anyone with information about the kidnapping is encouraged to contact APD.

The AP reports that police are seeking a person of interest, identified as 31-year-old David Hernandez.