CHICAGO (AP) ‹ An 18-year-old Chicago man was arrested after allegedly
kidnapping two young children to perform a demonic ritual intended to get
back his former girlfriend, authorities said.
David Rodriguez was being held on $500,000 bond. Prosecutors said he and
a 15-year-old companion snatched the children Friday outside a South Side
library and planned to carve a pentagram in the girl¹s chest.
Rodriguez apparently needed only the girl, so he released her 8-year-old
brother, who told people on the street about the kidnapping, Cook County
Assistant State¹s Attorney Tracy Senica said.
Police found the girl unharmed at Rodriguez¹s home, and they arrested
Rodriguez when he returned with candles and incense.
Rodriguez was charged with two counts of aggravated kidnapping, police
spokesman John Mirabelli said.
His grandfather, Julian Rodriguez, called the accusations “ridiculous.”
He said his grandson was a “good kid.”
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