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Stalford Kidnapping / California #1511

ABC Evening News for Friday, Aug 30, 1968
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(Studio) Stanley Stalford, Junior, 4, rescued from kidnappers after wild chase through Los Angeles sts. Shots fired. 1 FBI agent wounded. Boy treated at hospital for cut on leg. Photos of boy with parents shown.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Los Angeles, California) Last Weds., man posing as electrician gained entrance to Stalford home, tied up mother and escaped with boy. Family in hiding at relative's home. [Unidentified SPKR. - tells of asking kidnapper to take money but leave child alone.] Witnesses surprised to find selves point of gunfight. [WITNESS - gives his account of incident.] FBI agent orders car to be rammed to avoid shooting boy. [Unidentified SPKR. - explains how decision to wreck car made. Shows money.] Suspect, Robert Dacy, 39, rptdly. used boy as shield in gunfight. To be arraigned Saturday Stalfords have their son and $250,000 back.
REPORTER: John Davenport

(Studio) Photo of Dacy shown. He told child's mother she had nice boy and he took good care of him. Has long criminal record. On parole from California prison.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Davenport, John;
Reynolds, Frank

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