A sanitation worker in southern Louisiana who was making his trash run reportedly tipped off police to the whereabouts of a missing 10-year-old girl who was last seen getting into a car with a convicted sex offender.
Sanitation Worker in St. Martin Parish
On Monday morning, Dion Merrick, a sanitation worker in St. Martin Parish, posted on Facebook that he had seen a grey automobile parked in a field and recognised it from a Louisiana State Police warning.
“And then he said, “B, did you see what I just saw?” To which I said, “What the heck is that?” That silver Nissan looks just like the one on the Amber Alert, he thought “Brandon Antoine, a Merrick sanitation worker, told KATC in Lafayette, Louisiana.
The agency put out the call Sunday night, stating the girl had been seen getting into the car at a relative’s house earlier that day and was in grave danger.
Merrick contacted the authorities. “I dialled 911. Likewise, I had to reverse my pickup into the driveway to block his exit.”
Until the sheriff arrived, Merrick said he blocked the driveway with his garbage truck after dialling 911. The girl was saved by authorities and appeared to be in good shape. The news sites stated that the toddler was being examined by medical professionals on Monday morning.
According to the New Iberia Police Department, 33-year-old Michael R. Sereal was detained after an arrest warrant was filed for him on charges of aggravated kidnapping. According to the state police, he knew the girl’s family.
In Iberia Parish, Sereal is listed as a sex offender. According to The Advocate’s reporting based on public records, he was convicted of having sexual contact with a minor in 2006.
The girl was saved by authorities and appeared to be in good shape. The news sites stated that the toddler was being examined by medical professionals on Monday morning.
Michael R. Sereal, 33, was arrested by the police in New Iberia after an arrest warrant was issued for him on charges of aggravated kidnapping. The state police said he knew someone in the girl’s family.
Iberia Parish records indicated that Sereal was a convicted sex offender. According to The Advocate, using court documents, he was found guilty of having sexual contact with a minor in 2006.