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Mother Chases Car, Rams It, Rescues Son

Tue., April 8, 1997

A woman whose 6-year-old son was abducted from their front yard chased the suspect in her car and repeatedly rammed his car until he set the boy free.

With mother and child safely back together an hour later, authorities arrested Elton Choate, 20, and charged him Sunday with kidnapping. He was jailed on $100,000 bond.

Sheriff’s deputies got a call that a boy was abducted while playing in the front yard, but his mother had left in pursuit of the kidnapper by the time they arrived.

She rammed her car into the suspect’s car several times until it eventually stopped, police said. The man pushed the boy out of the car and his mother grabbed him, police said.

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