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‘Mother’s instincts’: NM woman chased abductor
Melissa Torrez, 27, holds her 4-year-old …
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A mother who chased down an abductor and ran into his car after he grabbed her 4-year-old said Friday her “mother’s instincts” kicked in when she launched her pursuit.
Melissa Torrez said she began her chase “without any feeling” as soon as other children in the Albuquerque apartment complex told her a man took her daughter late Wednesday afternoon.
“My mind went black. I grabbed my keys,” said the 27-year-old mother of three. “I just got in my car and I … went looking for her.”
Torrez said she remained only focused on getting her daughter back and quickly drove around the complex as teenagers chased the suspected abductor, later identified by police as 31-year-old David Hernandez. The teenagers pointed out his whereabouts, she said. Read More