GARFIELD HEIGHTS, OH (WOIO) - 19 Action News has the inside story of how a child was rescued after a man kidnapped her from a parked car that was left running.
The car thief suddenly told the little girl to get out of the car. She went looking for help, and found it from a person working late at a beauty salon.
The six-year-old girl walked up to the Mike Davis Beauty Salon in Garfield Heights. Vance Nichols was about to leave for the night.
"She was real upset. Crying. I asked her what was going on, and she said 'he put me out.' She was confused," Nichols told 19 Action News.
As the girl wandered for help, her mother was calling police, looking for her daughter.
Before the kidnapping, the young girl was with her mother and cousin at the Open Pantry, a corner store, on 131st St. in Garfield Heights. Both adults ran in the convenience store for a moment. They left the child in the car. Then, a thief jumped into the car and took off.
Garfield Heights Police found suspect Dwone Moore. They arrested him after a chase, and they even used a taser and a police dog during the arrest.
Moore is pleading not guilty to a series of charges. He has a long past record, and police say he was high on PCP.
In the end, the child is safe because of a man making an honest living, working late.
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