Car stolen with 6 kids inside, two in custody after kids found safe

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A car theft turned kidnapping ends with 2 people in custody. 6 kids were found safe inside a stolen vehicle around 9 p.m. Tuesday night.

A woman called in the incident around 9 p.m. The car was found a short time later with the kids inside, unharmed.

The 6 kids–all under 10 years old– said their parents were inside a convenience store while they waited in the car. They said a man jumped out of a white car and into their car and drove away with them inside.

It happened at the AM/PM convenience store near the 2300 block of Salem Avenue. One woman called 911 to report the car and kids were taken. Another called 911 and said she found one of the children.

“I’m on the corner with a 10-year-old,” the caller said. “She was crying. And so she said that I pulled off to see what was going on with her she said that someone took her mom, her mom’s car when her mom and her dad was inside.”

After two failed attempts to apprehend the driver, officers eventually spike strips to stop the car.

The driver, Daquann Norman, was arrested on charges of resisting arrest, fleeing from an officer and receiving stolen property. The passenger, Shelesa Long was also arrested on an unrelated warrant.

Neither have yet to be charged in relation to the kidnapping.

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