A Colusa couple was arrested after kidnapping a 13-year-old boy who made their child cry.
According to witnesses, the victim was with them on a Sandbar on the Sacramento River, at the base of the city park. Rebecca Carranza-Molina, 44, was with her two small children nearby.
Witnesses say reported one of the children was hurt while playing with the victim. The child began to cry, and Carranza-Molina became angry, hitting the victim several times and taking his bike away.
The victim managed to take the bike back and left with the witnesses.
According to police, Carranza-Molina also left and went home with her children. Carranza-Molina picked up her husband, Jose Alfred Molina, 56, and drove back to the park.
The two found the victim walking near Eighth Street and Main Street. They chased the victim to Seventh Street, grabbed him and forced him into their car before driving away.
One of the witnesses used a cell phone to call police.
The husband and wife drove the victim to their home near 14th Street and Oak Street, where they forcefully kept him until he apologized to the child. Officers from the Colusa Police Department and Colusa County Sheriff’s Department came to the house just as the victim was apologizing.
The victim suffered minor scratches and was released to his grandparents.
The husband and wife were booked into Colusa County Jail on charges of kidnapping, false imprisonment and child cruelty. Bail for each was set at $100,000.
Ruben Dominguez filed this report.