Michael Webb Gets Life in Prison for Kidnapping Child Caught on Camera
This is the horrifying moment a kidnapper snatched an eight-year-old girl off a Texas street as her anguished mom desperately called out for help.
The disturbing footage shows Michael Webb, 51, grab the youngster as she walked in Fort Worth while her mother cries out: ‘Help me, help me please. My daughter just got kidnapped.’
New video has also emerged of the moment Webb, who was sentenced to life in prison last Thursday, was arrested at gunpoint seven hours later.
It shows as he is dragged naked from the WoodSprings Suites hotel in Forest Hill where he was hiding his victim.
Webb, 51, admitted to the FBI that he snatched the girl on May 18 while fighting off her mother. A jury convicted him in September.
The youngster was hidden in a laundry basket before being carried to safety.
CCTV footage showed a man grabbing the girl and putting her into his car in Fort Worth’s Ryan Place neighborhood. Her mother jumped into the car and tried to rescue her daughter before the man pushed her out and drove off. The mom then desperately calls for help
New video has also emerged of the moment Michael Webb, who was sentenced to life in prison last Thursday, was arrested at gunpoint seven hours later. It shows as he is dragged naked from the WoodSprings Suites hotel in Forest Hill where he was hiding his victim
The youngster was hidden in a laundry basket before being carried to safety, left. Webb, 51, right, admitted to the FBI that he snatched the girl on May 18 while fighting off her mother
Heart-wrenching surveillance video showed the girl’s mother jumping into the vehicle and desperately trying to save her daughter before the kidnapper shoved her out and drove off.
The car sped off and the mother immediately dialed 911, screaming: ‘Help me please, someone calls the police, my daughter just got kidnapped.’
In hotel security footage armed officers surround Webb’s door. They batter it down before a naked Webb emerges with his arms in the air.
In the clip, police – who had checked the room two hours earlier but had not found the girl – can be seen then rescuing the young after pulling her from a laundry basket.
It is understood the little girl had remained hidden during both searches as Webb had threatened to hurt her family if she spoke out.
Webb told officers: ‘I told her if she said anything, that I would do something to her parents, and if I was in jail, I would have my friends to do it.’
Acting on a tip, police in nearby Forest Hill had searched Webb’s hotel room earlier in the day but did not find the girl.
Two hours later, after getting another tip, Forest Hill and Fort Worth police responded. It was this time the girl was found hidden in a laundry basket.
The Forest Hill police chief fired a sergeant who expressed doubt about the tip that led to the second visit.
In hotel security footage armed officers surround the hotel room door. They batter down the door before a naked Webb emerges
The youngster had been out on a walk with her mother when Webb grabbed the girl and put her in his car.
Two citizens reported seeing a car that matched the Amber Alert description in the parking lot of the WoodSprings Suites hotel in Forest Hill and contacted authorities.
U.S. Attorney Nealy Cox said of Webb’s sentence: ‘We believe that justice has been served in this case, and we are thankful for and agree with the judge’s decision to sentence him to life in prison.
‘My hope is that this family and this community will find solace in knowing that he will never be able to harm another little child again.’
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