HOUSTON, TX (KTRK) — A 3-year-old girl was kidnapped from her parents’ home in north Houston and the stranger accused of kidnapping her has now been charged.
Holman Hernandez, 50, is charged with aggravated kidnapping.
The investigators only knew who they were looking for thanks to a witness.
ABC13 was there when police surrounded a motel and arrested the suspect on Sunday.
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Police said Hernandez – the suspect at the center of the Amber Alert – got into a bit of a fight after he was found with the little girl at around 2 p.m. at a motel, just minutes from where she was kidnapped.
According to court documents, Hernandez lured the child into his vehicle, abducted her, and took her to a motel, where authorities found them both in bed. Hernandez reportedly wore only boxers while the girl wore a shirt and diaper.
The officers had to force entry into his motel room.
Several officers who were out were called to help scout the Northborough area after the girl’s parents reported her missing from her apartment at 12800 block of Northborough Drive, Houston Police Chief Troy Finner said .
They told police they went to sleep around 11pm on Saturday and woke up around 5:30am on Sunday to find their door open and their daughter missing.
When officers searched the neighborhood, a neighbor told them they spotted the girl with the suspect. Her testimony helped police determine exactly who they were looking for.
Police said they saw the suspect’s car parked at the motel. Management informed them that the suspect checked into a room around 7:30 am
Officials do not believe there is any connection between Hernandez and the family.
“I can’t imagine what they’re going through if they don’t know where their little girl is for a couple of hours,” Finner said. “It’s just tough. But we are so happy, blessed, thank god the baby is doing well.”
The little girl was immediately taken to a hospital by ambulance for a medical check-up.
The charges against Hernandez were released Monday morning. He is expected in court on Tuesday
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