Northridge Kidnapping Suspect Captured in Mexico – Sara Welch Reports
This is video of Tobia Summers flanked by 2 LAPD officers as they cross back into the U-S following the suspect’s capture in Mexico.
Nearly a month after he went on the run — the man wanted for the kidnapping and sexual assault of this 10-year-old girl from her Northridge home was arrested in Baja California where the FBI had highly publicized a 25 thousand dollar reward for the man’s capture.
“Late last night that reward led to phone tip that was followed on by FBI agents and Mexican Authorities.”
According to our partners at the LA Times — Summers gave up peacefully but was frightened when agents nabbed him at a drug rehab center about 200 miles south of the border — that’s where investigators had focused their search after surveillance video showed Summers going to Mexico the Tecate border crossing.
LAPD tight-lipped on the specifics of Summer’s arrest.
“We are very early in the stages many details not be made public today… keep them close to the vest as police work through this horrific crime.”
Summers has already been charged with 37 felony counts in connection with the March 27th crime.
12 hours after she went missing — the 10- year-old was found bruised and in shock.
It’s believed Summers after sexually assaulting her, dropped the girl off in this Woodland Hills parking lot about 6 miles from her home.
This morning the girl’s mother told KTLA — off camera she is relieved he’s been captured and won’t be doing this to anyone else.
“There can be no worse nightmare for a parent than to have your child kidnapped from your home in the late hours.”
And Chief Charlie Beck issued this warning to anyone who thinks they might get away with committing such despicable acts.
“We will hunt you, we will find out, you cannot hide,” LAPD Chief Charlie Beck.
— Sara Welch, KTLA News