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Boy Reunited With Dad After Abduction Ordeal

Posted August 2, 2007

— A Cary man whose ex-wife allegedly abducted their son while the boy was on a weeklong court-ordered visit with her said he hopes she can get help for any problems she might have.

"We should have a good life here in the future," Enrique Lazo said Thursday, the day after police in Charlotte arrested his 19-month-old son's mother, Rene Lazo, who now faces six charges in connection with the incident.

"I'm not trying to keep him from her, but my main concern is his safety," Lazo said. The boy will turn 2 on Jan. 2.

Lazo would not talk about his ex-wife's arrest or the charges she faces, but expressed relief that his son, Ricky, was found safe less than 10 hours after state authorities issued an Amber Alert for the child Wednesday.

"Everybody was just calling me saying it worked, the Amber Alert worked," Lazo said. "It was just an exciting moment. It's undescribable. I can't describe it"

Rene Lazo, 28, was arrested after police spotted her car northeast of Charlotte. They arrested her after a brief chase, during which she allegedly rammed a police cruiser with her car and approached police with a knife, authorities said.

She is charged with felony fleeing/eluding arrest with a motor vehicle, felony assault with a deadly weapon on a government officer, misdemeanor contributing to the delinquency of a minor, hit and run, driving while license revoked and misdemeanor abduction of children.

Rene Lazo also faces one felony charge of credit card theft on an outstanding warrant unrelated to this week's incident.

She was held the Mecklenburg County Jail under a $40,000 bond Thursday evening and was expected to appear in court Friday.


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  • Tired Of Excuses Aug 3, 2007

    I couldn't agree with you more. We have to have a license to drive but ANYONE can spawn children and not take any responsibility for their up bringing. Sure parent's without custody have to give the custodial parent $$ but that doesn't mean that the custodial parent is going to raise the child.
    We don't know the FACTS in this case. I would think any woman faced wtih losing her child can lose it and be unstable. As usual, WRAL gives us just a little bit and then some people comment and pass judgement without knowing the facts.

  • Redjc Aug 3, 2007

    The news media has a reputation for only giving the public the one side of the story. Do we really know why the mother of the boy took him and did not contact the father? There has to be some kind of custody battle going on. The same old story - both parties saying each parent is unstable. People need to take responsibility for themselves and decide that even in the case of divorce you still have to deal with that person when there is a child involved in the picture. I'd like to hear the whole story before assuming the mother is unstable.

  • weasleyes Aug 2, 2007

    What a handsome little guy! I am so glad that he is safe! Yep! The momma is unstable!

  • -info- Aug 2, 2007

    I want him to keep the child safe....to many stories of Mothers Gone Wild...killing babies,putting babies in trash bags, etc...time to license women to have childern, maybe need to have to renew it like a drivers license????

  • turkeydance Aug 2, 2007

    sometimes it's the Momma who is the bad "guy".
    lately, it's been the Momma a lot.

  • diwanicki Aug 2, 2007

    I second that tax man

  • 1Moms_View Aug 2, 2007

    Well, WRAL didn't put up my initial post and the screen said too similar to another post. That couldn't have been the case since I had not yet posted on this thread.

    This woman's parental rights should be terminated. Then she should serve a long term in prison. She doesn't deserve to have a child in her care after she endangered her own son this way. That little boy could have lost his life due to her selfish acts.

  • 1Moms_View Aug 2, 2007

    She needs to go to jail for a long time and her parental rights should be terminated. People like that don't deserve to have children. She endangered that child and put his life at risk for her own selfish reasons.

    But, some liberal do-gooder will probably let her off with no punishment.

  • Tax Man Aug 2, 2007

    This mother should have her privileges revoked - she endangered her child. She needs to be severely punished, with a long term prison sentence. And what about the "supervision" of the visit. Who was supposed to be supervising her and her son while she got to visit with him? They should be held as well - they facilitated this crime. Glad we had a good ending - child home safe with dad, evil mom in jail and soon off to prison for her many crimes. Don't know what drugs she was on, but she sure ruined her life!