"He brings life to the store," the bodega's owner said about Boka.
Alabama officials said the 12-year-old girl had been held captive for about a week.
The case of David and Louise Turpin, the California parents who kept their 13 children chained to their beds and severely malnourished, has echoes of other severe and disturbing child abuse and captivity cases.
Jesenea Miron, 23, is accused of posing as a newly hired nurse and attempted to kidnap a newborn baby.
The quick-thinking Florida dog breeder was being forced to drive by people who wanted to get their hands on his puppies, cops said.
Jose Roman Portillo, Yesenia Guadalupe Ramirez and Baldomeo Sandoval were arrested for walking into a home with a baby carrier and leaving with an infant.
Keith Papini said that he “learned the truth” following his wife's plea agreement and that she was still lying to their kids as recently as last month.
A jury acquitted two men and was hung on two more who were accused of plotting to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in 2020.
In a letter to the judge, Kamiyah Mobley referred to her kidnapper, Gloria Williams, as "my mother" and said she had lived a "well-rounded life."
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) blamed President Donald Trump’s hate rhetoric for fueling her alleged kidnapping scheme.