CalTrans Employee Spotted Abduction Suspect

An amber alert was issued for Mikayla Viana, after she was illegally
taken by her mother Maria Servillon.

August 9 (BCN) — Caltrans employee Sergio Gomez said today that he called
911 shortly after 10:30 a.m. today after spotting a blue sport utility
vehicle believed to be driven by a woman who allegedly abducted her
3-year-old daughter.

Gomez said he was on his way to a construction project in Daly City when
he spotted the vehicle on John Daly Boulevard and Serra Boulevard near
the Daly City BART station. The vehicle was traveling east on John Daly
Boulevard, he said.

Gomez, 40, a civil engineer who lives in Daly City and has worked for
Caltrans for 12 years, said he had seen an Amber Alert for the 3-year-old
daughter of 25-year-old Maria Servillon shortly before he saw the vehicle.

“The vehicle fit the description that was listed, but I wasn’t sure of
the license plate number so I listened to the radio and the number was
confirmed,” he said.

Gomez, who spoke to reporters at Caltrans offices in Oakland, said he was
listening to KGO radio.

He said he then called 911, talked to a dispatcher and a California
Highway Patrol car eventually tracked down the suspect vehicle.

But he said he followed the utility vehicle from a safe distance until
the CHP came because “I was concerned it might get away.” But he said he
didn’t try to stop the woman who was driving the vehicle.

He said the vehicle got on state Highway 1, going north, then took the
Alemany Boulevard exit and went to a 7-Eleven store at Alemany and
Mission Street. He said a woman matching the description of Servillon
went into the store for two to three minutes, leaving the 3-year-old
inside the vehicle.

Asked if he feels like a hero, Gomez said, “Yes, if everything works out
OK” for the 3-year-old.

He said one reason he decided to get involved is that he has a 2-year-old
son.

Copyright 2004 by Bay City News, Inc.

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