MANCHESTER, Conn. (WFSB/Grey Information) – A person in Connecticut is accused of following a younger lady and horrifying her to the purpose that she ran to a Dunkin’ for assist.
WFSB experiences that 36-year-old Israel Santiago-Ortiz of Manchester was the person arrested in reference to the incident. He’s dealing with fees of second-degree breach of peace and danger of damage to a minor.
Police mentioned they had been referred to as to a Dunkin’ location within the Manchester space round 2 p.m. on Wednesday for a suspicious particular person grievance.
A Dunkin’ employee reported that an 11-year-old lady ran inside and mentioned she was being adopted by a person she didn’t know.
In line with authorities, the lady was adopted by Santiago-Ortiz as she was strolling east on Heart Road.
Santiago-Ortiz supplied the lady gum and adopted her throughout the road, police mentioned. At one level, they mentioned he requested if he may take her to purchase garments.
The lady didn’t have a cellphone, so she ran right into a Dunkin’ and begged for assist.
“I knew the lady was scared. She was shaking,” Dunkin’ employee Daybreak Smith mentioned.
Smith mentioned she stayed calm whereas not hesitating to assist the lady.
“I requested if she had her mother and father’ quantity, however she mentioned didn’t. So, I instructed her I used to be going to name the police as a result of that is critical and the man was nonetheless standing outdoors the shop,” she mentioned.
Smith gave police a full description of Santiago-Ortiz that helped them catch him close by.
Authorities mentioned they realized that Santiago-Ortiz additionally had two warrants out for his arrest after taking him into custody.
He appeared in courtroom on Thursday.
Smith mentioned she hopes anybody who discovered themselves in her place would do the identical to assist the lady.
“She did the fitting factor coming in and I’m glad she’s protected,” Smith mentioned.
Moreover, Legislation Enforcement Analyst Lt. J. Paul Vance gave the kid credit score for strolling into Dunkin’.
“She sought out assist. She didn’t get too near the person. That’s one factor each father or mother ought to speak to their kids about,” he mentioned.