Convicted kidnapper speaks from prison
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TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Steve McPherson may never get out of prison. He tried to kidnap two sisters.
"I had never done anything before," he said. "I never thought about doing anything about breaking the law before."
Records show McPherson pulled along 14th Avenue near Miracle Mile in a blue minivan and forced an 11-year-old girl in. Her sister got away. That was in 2010.
Nine On Your Side asked McPherson why he did it. Why would anyone commit that kind of crime?
"Something's not being met," he said. "Something in their life is missing, they're trying to fill a void and they choose the wrong way to fill the void."
The man who came to the rescue that cold February day: Rick Garcia.
"She had blood coming off her forehead," said Garcia. "The man apparently hit her with something on the top of the head."
Rick thought quickly about what to do. He gave her his coat and...
"I gave her a piece of paper and a pencil and I say write down everything that has happened to you, where it happened to you," said Garcia.
The proud grandfather who just retired from Parks and Rec admits he was scared that day, but knew he had to do something.
And as for McPherson, the man who used a deadly weapon and engaged in violent sexual conduct against a child...
"I hope he stays there," said Garcia. "I hope he doesn't come out."