Car Tied To Alleged Kidnap Suspect Impounded As Girl Says She’s ‘Okay’
NORTHRIDGE (CBSLA.com) — Police continue the manhunt for a suspect in the kidnapping of a 10-year-old Northridge girl.
Officials say they are making headway in the investigation.
Authorities said they found, and impounded, a car registered to Tobias Dustin Summers on Saturday night.
The red Pontiac was found in Woodland Hills, not far from where the suspect allegedly dropped off his kidnap victim.
As the 10-year-old girl and her family returned home Sunday evening, Andrea Fujii, reporting for CBS2, called out and asked how everyone was doing. The little girl said she was “okay.”
Fujii also spoke to Woodland Hills neighbors who live near where the Pontiac was found.
Few of the neighbors wanted to be identified on camera, but several people told her that a man matching Summers’ description has been seen coming and going from a home.
“Last time I saw him was about two weeks ago,” said one neighbor, “Didn’t like him, he didn’t fit in the neighborhood.”
The car had been parked in front of the home since Wednesday afternoon.
No one answered the door when Fujii knocked, but neighbors told her an older woman owns the home and lives there. They said at one time, Summers’ mother also lived there
While Tobias Summers’ whereabouts remain unknown, police have told residents here to be vigilant and on guard.
“They said lock all your doors, and I said ‘What’s going on?’ And they said ‘we’re getting information,”‘ said Angela Mason.
Oscar Fierro told police he’s seen a man matching Summers’ description near the girl’s Northridge home.
“He jumped over the fence and I used my spotlight to see what the guy is doing but the guy disappeared,” said Fierro.