A California man broke into his ex-girlfriend’s home Saturday morning and fled with their toddler daughter after dragging the woman across the house by the hair, hitting her several times, and threatening her with a gun.
Investigators said the mother told them that Raymond Ornelas, 30, broke into a bedroom window and attacked her before grabbing the 2-year-old girl and fleeing the scene.
Police tracked down Raymond Ornelas, 30, to a place where they believed he was hiding, the San Bernardino Police Department said.
ABDUCTED CHILD RECOVERED
— San Bernardino PD (@SanBernardinoPD) August 27, 2022
After securing a search warrant — and with the help of a SWAT team — Ornelas was arrested and the toddler rescued without harm.
She was returned to her mother.
Ornelas has been charged with burglary, domestic violence, assault with a deadly weapon, and kidnapping.
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[Featured image: Officers safely retrieve the abducted 2-year-old girl/San Bernardino Police Department]