Vigilant neighbor foils kidnapping of NC 4-year-old

Oscar Juarez-Perez

Oscar Juarez-Perez

SEVEN SPRINGS, N.C. — A vigilant neighbor foiled the kidnapping of a Wayne County four-year-old, according to WTVD.

The incident happened Wednesday on Jimmy’s Drive in Seven Springs.

Deputies with the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office said when Oscar Juarez-Perez arrived home with a small child the neighbor got suspicious because the man had never been seen with a child before.

Investigators soon learned Juarez-Perez had abducted the child. The child was returned to its mother unharmed.

Juarez-Perez was charged with felony child abduction and felony restraint. He was placed under a $500,000 bond.

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