Aug 27, 2007 11:40 PM
reported by Ray Pedraza
A 5 year old McAllen girl is safe tonight after being kidnapped early this morning, through a bedroom window.
Luckily, the girl's mom caught Jorge Alberto Escobar in the act. Family members tackled Escobar and he was arrested by police down the street.
The girl was not harmed.
The kidnapping happened shortly after midnight on the 600 block of Kennedy Avenue, in south McAllen.
Family members were unavailable for comment. But, neigbors say they are relieved that the intruder has been arrested.
"Oh. well yeah. We don't need any pervert, around here," said Jerry Harris. "And that's pretty brazen to go into someone's window and grab ahold of them like that."
Turns out Escobar is someone the family knows. Escobar is an illegal immigrant who was living in an adjoining room and who worked with the victim's father.
He's charged with aggravated kidnapping and his bond is set at half a million dollars.
The case remains under investigation