Intuition is a mf’er… Thank goodness for a vigilant Target employee who unknowingly helped rescue a 7-year-old girl after she noticed a man acting strangely inside the store.
According to NY Daily News reports:
A quick-thinking California Target worker has been hailed a hero after she helped crack the kidnapping of a young girl.
Roxanna Ramirez inadvertently saved abducted 7-year-old Natalie Calvo’s life when she wrote down the license plate number of a “weird” man shopping at her Pittsburg, Bay Area, store on Friday.
The 22-year-old loss prevention specialist became suspicious of the gent as he appeared extremely nervous in the aisles.
“He was just fidgeting around. I wasn’t getting a good vibe off of him,” she told ABC News.
After monitoring him “for some time,” she followed him out into the parking lot and took down his reg details.
“He was being a weirdo outside, and I just got a weird feeling,” Ramirez said to the Contra Costa Times.
“At one point, he sat in his car and grabbed the steering wheel and started shaking it violently. It was kind of scary,” she added.
Having filed his details, she thought nothing more of it.
But then, later that night, cops put out an Amber Alert for the girl – alongside the description of a man which sounded exactly like the freaky shopper.
Ramirez called in her information and within 45 minutes police had rescued the child and arrested the alleged kidnapper.
David Douglas, 43, is accused of snatching the girl from outside her home.
In a bizarre TV jailhouse interview with ABC News, he claimed he did not harm the youngster and that the abduction was not his idea.
Denying being mentally ill, he also stated there was a government conspiracy to control his life and that he’d tried to grab three different children that day.
Revealing he’d been living in his car parked in the Antioch Marina for two months after being kicked out of his family home, he sad he stopped at several hotels for the pair to stay at.
He was eventually found by cops in the Marina. The child wasn’t physically harmed and was reunited with her mom four hours after being taken.
Douglas, arrested on suspicion of kidnapping, is being held on a $4 million bond.
Antioch police said Ramirez’s vigilance was key to keeping Calvo safe.
“What she did was what truly broke the case,” added Lt. Tammany Brooks.
Thank God he was caught before any other children were snatched.
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