A pair of quick-thinking Louisiana santitation workers rescued a kidnapped 10-year-old girl from a registered sex offender.
Dion Merrick and Brandon Antoine have been working their route Monday once they noticed the grey 2012 Nissan Altima talked about in an Amber Alert the day earlier than on the kidnapping of little Jalisa Lasalle, NewsRadio KFBK reported.
The 2 trash haulers did greater than name cops once they noticed the automotive — they used their rubbish truck to dam it in till police confirmed up and rescued Jalisa, resulting in the bust of registered sex offender Michael Sereal.
“I simply thank God for letting me see and understand that automotive,” Merrick informed WGNO-TV. “They acquired the man. The little girl was on the again seat secure. Thank God she was alive and every little thing.”
New Iberia police issued the Amber Alert shortly after Jalisa disappeared from a relative’s residence Sunday, when she was seen entering into the Nissan on Fulton Avenue.
Cops issued an arrest warrant for Sereal, an acquaintance of a relative of the girl.
Merrick and Antoine informed police they grew suspicious once they noticed the automotive parked in a subject, and acknowledged the outline from the Amber Alert.
“JALISA FOUND SAFE!!!” New Iberia police posted on Fb. “Sereal was taken into custody by St. Martin Parish Deputies after which transferred to the custody of the New Iberia Police Division the place is is being arrested for aggravated kidnapping.”
The 2 heroes’ boss had nothing however reward for the 2 sanitaiton workers.
“We couldn’t be prouder of Dion and Brandon,” Roddie Matherne, CEO of Pelican Waste & Particles, the place the 2 work, stated in an announcement.
“They typically reply in different methods whereas on the street,” Matherne stated. “This was an distinctive factor that will very effectively have saved that little girl’s (life).”
Police stated the girl was examined by medical personnel however didn’t launch particulars of her situation.