"I'm your dad's friend, don't you remember me?" said the man to the young girl, pretending to know her father. "I've been to your house before."
The mother and child were reunited after the stolen car was found by a member of the California Highway Patrol.
Authorities say Mi Angel Gaines was allegedly taken without permission by her father in Manhattan.
Indian man Jugal Kushwaha was abducted on May 20 in a bizarre plot to stop him from marrying his fiancé.
The 38-year-old grew up believing he had been adopted from an orphanage, before police in Shanghai and Sichuan helped track down his biological parents.
The outburst was only part of a string of offenses police discovered at the scene.
Virginia police officers are carrying out an investigation into the shooting that has shocked a small community.
A Memphis police officer was charged with aggravated kidnapping and rape during a ride-sharing trip and is set to face a judge Thursday.
The girl, who was waiting at a bus stop in Pensacola, managed to escape and alert her parents. A 30-year-old man has been charged on three counts.
Gina DeJesus was kidnapped in 2002, aged 13, and held prisoner with Michelle Knight and Amanda Berry by Ariel Castro for more than a decade.
Vincent Oggero's prank came with serious consequences: last week, the 19-year-old was arrested and charged with filing a false police report.
Little Mia Montemaggi and her 28-year-old mother were found after a six day police hunt that involved more than 200 officers.
Feng Lulu, who says she had no recollection of her biological parents, was told since childhood that she had been sold because her family could not afford to raise her.
Troopers say McCain was taken by two white men driving a black Chevrolet Tahoe or Suburban.
"Mr. Harris attempted multiple times to run the vans driven by the National Guard Soldiers off the road," the Idalou police chief said of the Monday morning incident.
Raleigh police arrested John Vanderburg after he allegedly damaged two hotel doors in a terrorizing rampage.
Gary Karr had already spent over 20 years behind bars after being convicted of extortion and other charges related to the murder of American Atheists founder Madalyn Murray O'Hair and her family.
Patric Ferguson, 29, is facing numerous charges including first-degree murder. The Memphis Police Department said he was immediately fired following his arrest.
The body of 20-year-old Corporal Hayden Harris was discovered by police in a wooded area of Byram Township, New Jersey, on December 19.
The victim, a man aged in his 30s, begged for mercy as the teens relentlessly beat him with a wrench and an industrial mixer.
Michaela Garecht, 9, was abducted from the parking lot of a convenience store on the morning of November 19, 1988.
Nathan Larson waged three failed campaigns for public office in the state of Virginia. His platform included the legalization of incest and child pornography and the classification of women as property.
Brian Higgins argued that his extradition paperwork is invalid because it was signed by Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, who is the reported victim of the kidnapping plot.
Four inmates allegedly used contraband cell phones smuggled into the prison to run a gang's drug empire with underlings willing to commit kidnapping, assault, murder, blackmail and arson.
Police were alerted to the situation after receiving reports of a man running down the street in his underwear saying he been the victim of a kidnapping.
In 2015, I was lured to a vacant farmhouse in Maine by a man planning to kidnap me and his accomplice.
Kemsley, who trains with actor Jonny Lee Miller, wrote that he restrained the man for about 15 minutes, while waiting for park security to come and help handcuff him.
After arrests in plots to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, a plan targeting Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has been reported by state media.
While it is unclear if the student was filming the incident for social media, fake kidnappings during Zoom classes have become a TikTok trend.
An FBI agent said Tuesday that some of the individuals allegedly behind the plot to kidnap Michigan's Gretchen Whitmer also considered targeting Virginia's Ralph Northam.