Mother Pulls Gun on Would-be Kidnapper to Save Toddler Daughter

FRESNO COUNTY – They say a mother will go to any length to protect her child. One mother was put to the test on Tuesday when a man broke into her home and attempted to kidnap her young daughter.

Corner of Maple and South Avenue

The incident happened around 8:40 a.m. in the 8000 block of Maple Avenue just south of Fowler. A masked man broke into a woman’s home through a back window. The woman and the suspect got into a physical struggle, but he threw her to the ground and kicked her as she tried to fight against him. The suspect then grabbed the woman’s 2-year-old daughter, ran out of the house, and attempted to get into his car with her.

The woman was not about to let the suspect get away with her daughter. She grabbed a shotgun and ran after him. The woman, who has not been identified, pointed the gun at the suspect and told him to release her daughter, which he did. The suspect then got into his car and drove away.

The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office said the toddler was not hurt and the mother received minor injuries during the incident.

Authorities are now on the lookout for the suspect, who is identified as a light-skinned white or Hispanic male in his early 20s with sandy blond hair. He was wearing a long-sleeved camouflage shirt and a black ski mask at the time of the incident. His vehicle is described as an early model, bright blue Honda Civic or Accord. It is lowered and has a large fin in the back.

Anyone with information on this case or the suspect’s whereabouts is asked to call the sheriff’s office at (559) 488-3111.

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Mother Pulls Gun on Would-be Kidnapper to Save Toddler Daughter was last modified: January 11th, 2019 by admin
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Elizabeth Warmerdam

Beth Warmerdam is a freelance journalist based out of Reedley. She graduated from Fresno State in 2004 with a BA in print journalism and has worked for several newspapers and magazines. In addition to writing, Beth enjoys being a stay-at-home mom, trying to keep up with her 2-year-old son, Zachary.