UPDATED: Fake Police Squad Barges into Home, Kidnaps Resident

Pablo Hernandez
Pablo Hernandez
Courtesy Garden Grove PD


So now the real cops are looking for them and the man they kidnapped, pictured to the right.

According to the Garden Grove Police Department, the suspects barged into a home on the 10600 block of Pearl St. a little after 5 a.m., grabbed resident Pablo Hernandez and bound his hands behind his back before then covering his head and taking him away in their black Lincoln Navigator.

A little later, a white male in a black Lincoln Navigator forced his way into a business on the 1200 block of Broadway in Santa Ana, brandished a weapon and demanded to know where drugs were stashed. The business owner didn't know what he was talking about. The cops think the incident might be related to the kidnapping: Hernandez once owned a towing company that was in the same complex.

Hernandez is described as follows:

Male Hispanic, 40 yrs of age. He is 5 foot 7 inches tall and weighs 190 lbs. He has a "pot belly", and short, strait black and gray hair. He is clean-shaven and has no known tattoos or scars. He was last seen wearing a tan colored t-shirt and blue and red boxer type shorts.

Both Hernandez and the kidnappers are still at large. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Garden Grove Police Dept. at 714-741-5704.


Update, May 5, 2:14 from the GGPD:

The Garden Grove Police Department believes his captors have released kidnapping victim Pablo Hernandez. Investigators have not been able to make contact with Hernandez and believe he is afraid and is actively trying to avoid law enforcement.

Information obtained from his roommates indicates that he was released late in the afternoon of 05/05/10. He appears to have returned home for a short period of time, and then left the residence to obtain medical attention for injuries received during his kidnapping. Witnesses describe his injuries as being minor stab wounds to his legs.

Garden Grove Police Department Investigators are asking for the public's help in locating Hernandez. He appears to be injured, and he should have information about his captors. It is very important that he be located so his safety can be confirmed and the people responsible for his kidnapping can be identified and held to answer for their actions.



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