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A Louisiana plumber Dion Merrick helped rescue a young girl who was allegedly kidnapped on Sunday night.
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Acadania’s lawyer reports that a 10-year-old girl who was the centerpiece of an AMBER alarm was brought to safety in the parish of Saint-Martin on Monday. Plumber Dion Merrick called police after spotting a car that matched the description and license plate of a vehicle listed in the AMBER Alert.
Merrick, who has a daughter of his own, said he saw the limo parked in a secluded field that was visible from the street he was working on. According to his Facebook post, Merrick blocked the neighborhood driveway with a large garbage truck.
When police arrived, they found the child in the vehicle along with a 33-year-old sex offender identified as Michael R. Sereal from New Iberia.
“It’s a blessing,” Merrick said. “It just tore me apart… everything could have gone on.”
A Louisiana State Police spokesperson said Sereal was acquainted with the victim’s family, the Daily Iberian reports. The child was taken to a local hospital for a medical examination.
Sereal became a sex offender on the Iberia community registry after being convicted of carnal knowledge of a minor in 2006.