Kidnap Suspect Caught When Child Calls 911

An 8-year-old girl who called  911 from the backseat of a stolen car helped police arrest her captor  before they crossed the border to Mexico.

Rodney Cole told the  San Diego Police that he left his children in the running car while  stopping into a beauty supply store. According to a bystander, a woman  approached the car and looked inside before jumping in and driving off  with Malayha Cole and her toddler brother. 

The witness said he started honking  his horn to get Cole's attention. He chased his car on foot as it  left the strip mall but couldn't keep up.

Cole and his daughter were calling  911 at the same time. Malayha told dispatchers she saw freeway signs  that said "Mexico," and based on that intel, they presumed the car was  headed south toward the border.

Officers located the car in the secondary inspection area at the San Ysidro Port of Entry. The kidnapper was taken into custody.

Source: NBC-7 San Diego