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911 call: Man kidnapped sleeping Raleigh girl from bedroom

Posted August 21, 2014

— A 6-year-old girl told her mother that a man broke into her bedroom in north Raleigh while she slept, took her and then later returned after he tried to take off her underwear, according to a 911 call released Thursday afternoon.

Investigators say the man entered an apartment at Mission Capital Crossing on Dansey Drive around 3:45 a.m. Wednesday, kidnapped the child and then took her behind the building.

When the man left, the girl woke up her mother, who called police at 3:57 a.m. after finding the child's bedroom window open, its screen removed and a chair outside.

"She told him to not mess with her underwear and to take her back inside. She was tired," the mother said in the call.

"I asked her, 'What did he do to you?' and she said, 'I can't tell you,'" the mother also said.

The girl wasn't able to offer a good description, but police, who have been canvassing the neighborhood looking for leads, want anyone with information that could help them to call Raleigh Crime Stoppers, at 919-834-4357.

Police won't elaborate on the matter or say whether they believe any other crimes occurred before the man returned her.

The abduction, meanwhile, has stunned neighbors.

"My blood boiled," said Michailia Minto. "But I was relieved that she didn't get taken."


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  • Julienne Aug 22, 2014

    Is there no A/C in those units???
    Why was the window left open in the child's bedroom?
    Might just as well have issued an invitation for this to open, leaving the child's bedroom window open in the middle of the night.

  • Julienne Aug 22, 2014

    "I asked her, 'What did he do to you?' and she said, 'I can't tell you,'" the mother also said.

    I certainly hope someone got that child to the hospital to check to see what had or hadn't been done to her and didn't just take the child's word for it since her saying "I can't tell you" shows he intimidated her into silence.

    Prayers for the child and that they get the animal who did this - before he hurts someone else.

  • ytb781pearl Aug 22, 2014

    View quoted thread


  • James Johnson Aug 22, 2014
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    Something just doesn't sound right about this whole story

  • Linda Kerns Kellogg Aug 22, 2014
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    from another news source: "The girl described him as a light-skinned man of average height and weight who may or may not be Hispanic. He had a close-cropped haircut and short facial hair and was wearing a white t-shirt, according to police

    Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/08/21/4086741_raleigh-police-search-for-man.html?sp=/99/100/&rh=1#storylink=cpy"

  • Itsmyopinion67 Aug 22, 2014

    Wonder when he does this again with a bad ending. Hopefully they catch him soon, or he chooses the wrong house. Either way justice will be served.

  • Linda Kerns Kellogg Aug 22, 2014
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    poor little girl; such an evil man to take her from the safety of her home. I hope they catch him soon and prosecute to the fullest extent.

  • EricaSliver Aug 22, 2014

    Poor little girl! Who does this to a child?!?!? I'm so glad he returned her...it could have ended a lot worse. I'm sure she is shaken though!

  • grampasbaby Aug 22, 2014

    Thank God this girl was unhurt.

  • A person Aug 21, 2014

    That is a very bad neighborhood.