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