LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com)— The LAPD Saturday named Tobias Dustin Summers as the suspect in the kidnapping of a 10-year-old Northridge girl this week.
Summers is described as a transient with an extensive criminal record including robbery, grand theft auto, possession of explosives, a battery arrest involving child annoyance and kidnapping.
A 30-year-old white male, with close-cropped blond hair and blue eyes, Summers also has extensive tattoo work — including a flaming skeleton face and a woman on his right arm. He also has a Superman logo on his chest.
Police said that while Summers is a transient, he is known to frequent Devonshire and North Hollywood.
Profiles in the world of social media reveal other sides of the suspect.
His mother, Kathy, featured a picture on her Facebook page of “Tobias and Daniel. (Check out my boys).” Tobias is shown with a toddler, possibly a nephew, who looks about 5-years-old. Her page has since been removed. Her LinkedIn profile says she is a retired parole agent.
On Facebook, Summers said he is a native of West Hills, California.
Summers also said he studied at DeVry University and was a graduate of Canoga Park Senior High.
He had one “like” on Facebook — “SuicideGirls,” a soft-core paid member porn site featuring women with tattoos.
He has 15 friends on MySpace.
On that social site, he says “I like to go dirt bike riding. I want to see the world.” His music likes include 2 Live Crew, Blink 182, “a bit of country and in the shower I like to sing. 🙂 ”
As for movies, “I don’t like seeing movies. Unless it’s with a girl. Yes — that’s an open offer. So just let me know.”
He says his heroes include “My son River. He has never given up on me.”
Who he would like to meet? “A woman who I could respect and care for. I want to meet someone who makes me want to be better.”
Summers’ former Reseda neighbors told KCAL9’s Cristy Fajardo they were glad to see him leave about a year ago. They told her, “to know him was to fear him.”
Fajardo said his former neighbors agreed to speak about him but only if their faces were not shown. Said one neighbor, “It was a relief when he moved out of the neighborhood. A lot of people felt safer.” About his being named a suspect, she added, “It doesn’t surprise me at all.”
Another neighbor said, “He had a reputation for doing drugs. And he got into trouble in the neighborhood. Everyone was a bit relieved when they moved out.”