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$1.25M Bond Set for Suspect in Attempted Abductions

Posted February 21, 2008
Updated February 26, 2008

— A man charged in connection with three reports of attempted kidnappings was ordered held on a $1.25 million bond Thursday.

Fredy Humberto Pacheco, 36, of 901 Chalk Level Road, surrendered to Durham police Wednesday and was charged with two counts of attempted kidnapping and one count of resisting, delaying and obstructing an officer.

Prosecutors said Pacheco hasn't cooperated with investigators, and they said he presented a danger to the community and a flight risk. Prosecutors asked for a $5 million bond, but a judge raised it from $250,000 to $1.25 million.

An 11-year-old girl reported she was the victim of two attempts – occurring last week and Tuesday morning – near Landon and Hardee streets while she was going to school, police said.

In both attempts, a man driving a bright red car pulled up to the girl and told her to get in the vehicle with him, police said. The girl refused and ran away. She told police that the attempted abductor's car had a decorative plate on the front that read “Fear This.”

Investigators said another girl came forward describing a similar experience.

Investigators recovered a car Tuesday at a shopping center near Miami Boulevard and Holloway Street and identified it as the vehicle described in all three cases.

The mother of one the girls said after Thursday's court hearing that she hopes Pacheco doesn't post bond.

"He made our lives difficult," the woman said, noting her daughter has nightmares and doesn't want to be left alone.

After court Thursday, a woman claiming to be Pacheco's sister said he has lived with her for the past seven years and that he is a "good person."

Durham officials said they have been getting calls from other jurisdictions about Pacheco. Authorities were checking his status with the U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Pacheco's next court appearance is scheduled for March 6.


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  • ifcdirector Feb 21, 2008

    Why doesn't our government require all employers to check citizenship status under penalty of fines and imprisonment for employing people who are not here legally? What is so complicated about that? Does anyone think that criminals like this or any illegal aliens in general would still be here if someone was not paying them to be here?

  • hkymom Feb 21, 2008

    Does anybody remember what the bond was set for Rick Ahmed, one of the owners of Dream Sports Center, who was "going to lecture a young girl about the dangers of the internet"? He is out on bond and I don't really see too much difference in the two...

  • djofraleigh Feb 21, 2008

    If he is illegal, he will still serve his sentence.

    Why doesn't the press state his citizenship status in a case as serious as this? Everyone is going to assume he is an immigrant, and illegal alien to boot because that is the usual case. Had he been from Texas, then they would have already added that. Surely, too, he has something to say on his on behalf, in his defense, like I was just reminded of my little sister back home and wanted to be friendly. He has his side of the story. Lastly, someone check his background and history. He might have done this before, now, before here.

  • Only In America Feb 21, 2008

    If he is illegal and the send him back to Mexico, he will be back in less than a week.

  • merrywidow Feb 21, 2008

    Amen Skynyrd!!!!

  • justjean Feb 21, 2008

    If he is illegal the most that will happen is they will send him back to wherever he came from. If he isn't illegal, since he never actually kidnapped anyone, he'll be back on the streets in no time. Fear that!

  • fyiarp Feb 21, 2008

    I can't believe they're actually checking his status with INS. I don't read that enough in these stories.

  • lilwil Feb 21, 2008

    Maybe he'll get pimped out in prison...hopefully he want try to kidnap another child.

    I'm glad the little girl used wisdom and told school officials.

  • At Work Feb 21, 2008

    Skynyrd lol I agree

  • Cricket at the lake Feb 21, 2008

    Skynyrd, you called it. They will go after some innocent and defenseless child but would p in their panties if Dad showed up. Flight risk to Mexico, I would bet. Illegal immigrant I would bet big money. How come the press and citizens don't throw a fit about all the illegal immigrants commiting violent crimes and wrecks? Where did thus guy work? Where did he get his money?