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Good Samaritans hailed as heroes after saving girl from kidnapper in Hawaii restaurant

  • A 15-year-old girl who was abducted at knifepoint in Hawaii last week was rescued over the weekend by a restaurant host and a customer who jumped into action.
  • Mikella Debina and her boyfriend were on a secluded beach in the area of Anaehoomalu Bay near Waikoloa Beach Drive when a man held them at knifepoint.
  • The girl was forced to tie her boyfriend up and put a blindfold on him, the victim’s aunt told police.
  • An AMBER Alert was issued after local news outlets shared an image of Debina.
  • The girl has since been reunited with her family, and her mother is thankful to everyone who stepped in to help her daughter.

A 15-year-old girl who was abducted at knifepoint in Hawaii last week was rescued over the weekend by a restaurant host and a customer who jumped into action after recognizing her from local news reports.

Mikella DeBina and her boyfriend were on a secluded beach in the area of Anaehoomalu Bay near Waikoloa Beach Drive when a man held them at knifepoint and forced the girl to tie her boyfriend up and put a blindfold on him, the victim’s aunt told police.

SF police travel to Taiwan to arrest man accused of stealing $3 million in home invasion, kidnapping

  • San Francisco police returned from Taiwan on Friday along with a man accused of breaking into a Bernal Heights home on March 16 and stealing around $3 million.
  • Doorbell camera footage of the incident shows a heavily disguised man entering the home of a lone woman.
  • The intruder reportedly restrained the victim using duct tape, threatened to torture her with a knife and demanded money through instructions on a tablet hanging from his neck.
  • After two months of investigation, Tianze Zhang, 30, was identified as a suspect and located in the port city of Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
  • Zhang was charged with burglary, kidnapping and making terroristic threats and is currently held at the San Francisco County Jail without bail.

San Francisco police flew to Taiwan to arrest a man accused of breaking into a Bernal Heights home and stealing around $3 million in March.

The authorities arrived in San Francisco on Friday with 30-year-old Tianze Zhang, a Los Angeles resident with an outstanding warrant for felony burglary, felony kidnapping for robbery and felony terroristic threats.

Chinese man lured by fake job ad is held captive as ‘blood slave’ for months in Cambodia

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  • A former security guard in China was reportedly kidnapped by a gang after being lured to Cambodia with a fake advertisement.
  • The man, identified by his surname Li, was then sold to another gang for $18,500.
  • In August 2021, he was used as a “blood slave” after refusing to participate in the gang's fraudulent activities. Since then, 27 ounces of blood was drawn from him each month.
  • While there were at least seven other captives, the gang mostly took blood from him because of his universal blood type, O negative.
  • He was able to escape with the help of a gang member and is now receiving treatment at a hospital.

A Chinese man was nearly drained of all his blood by the time he escaped his captors in Sihanoukville city, Cambodia.

The man, identified only by his surname Li, was kidnapped by a gang and used as a “blood slave” for months, reported South China Morning Post

DoorDash Driver’s Van Stolen With His 2 Kids Inside Found After Amber Alert

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Two children kidnapped during a carjacking while their father was on a DoorDash delivery run in San Francisco are now safe in their home on Sunday, authorities said.

An officer found the 1-year-old boy and 4-year-old girl inside their father’s Honda Odyssey minivan that was stolen on Jackson Street in Pacific Heights, San Francisco, around 1 a.m. on Sunday, ABC7 News reported.