A 14-year-old girl is safe Thursday after detectives say she
managed to contact some friends though Snapchat after being kidnapped in San
Detectives say the girl’s friends were able to figure out she was at the E-Z 8 Motel on First Street in San Jose. When officers arrived, they quickly arrested 55-year-old Albert Thomas Vasquez.
Police believe he met the 14-year-old earlier that morning in Capitola and offered her drugs.
Then he, along with two alleged accomplices — Antonio
Quirino Salvador and Hidiberto Gonzalez Avarenga — drove to San Jose.
“Shouldn’t be taking nobody’s young daughter and kidnapping
her like that,” said Joshua Holmes, E-Z 8 Motel guest. “That’s just not
San Jose police say the three men carried the young woman up
to a second-floor room. That’s where detectives say Vasquez sexually assaulted
At some point Tuesday morning, she started communicating
with her friends through Snapchat, they called 911 and directed police to the
Guest Angie Pueblas said young women need to be extra
“Wherever you go just, you know, watch your back and
you know, don’t except things from strangers,’ she said.