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Michael Rodriguez and her wife are accused of violently breaking into a home in Westminster and kidnapping a family, including a 14-year-old girl and a baby, have been arrested, police say.
Michael Rodriguez is 26 years old.
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A California husband and wife are behind bars after they allegedly broke into an apartment and terrorized members of their own family living there — even kidnapping them at gunpoint and holding them against their will at a hotel.
Westminster police said the adults escaped from the hotel Thursday morning and called for help, according to KABC.
Michael Rodriguez and his wife Bich Dao Vo — also known as Michelle Rodriguez, 30 — were arrested hours after the escape, and police found a loaded AK-47-style rifle and a loaded handgun in the back of the rented U-Haul van the couple used to transport the family to the hotel.
Michelle Rodriguez’s 22-year-old sister Lucy Tran told KNBC that the pair broke into the apartment Wednesday afternoon — with their six-month-old son in tow — and began ransacking it, looking for cash. Michael Rodriguez pistol-whipped the sisters’ 49-year-old mother, Dan Vo, Tran said.
“She was pleading for her life,” Tran said.
“Hit her in the teeth, the jaw, he was manhandling the hell out of my mom,” she said. “Looking for money in the walls. He was coming up with all these delusions in his head.”
According to KABC, the couple left the house but shortly returned.
Tran said the couple forced the family — Dan Vo, Tran, Tran’s boyfriend, and a 14-year-old sister — into the back of the U-Haul and to a La Quinta Inn seven miles away in Costa Mesa.
“[He had an] AK 47 in the back of the U-Haul, and he was pointing it at us the entire ride as he was drinking and smoking his cigarettes. We were terrorized the whole entire ride until we got to the hotel,” Tran said, according to KNBC.