Catch And Release Fail: Calif Man Strangled Child 10 Minutes After Leaving Jail [Video]
California police say that a man released from their jails went on to strangle an 11-year-old girl not 10 minutes after being released. The terrifying ordeal took place in broad daylight where a mother and her daughter sat in their vehicle.
Daniel Orozco, 28, was released from county jail after being arrested a day earlier for allegedly driving under the influence of drugs and driving the wrong way on the road, Salinas Police Department wrote in a post on its Facebook page.
After his release, Orozco reportedly wasted little time getting back to committing crimes.
"Not more than 10 minutes later Orozco forced a female out of her car in the parking lot of Natividad Medical Center. The female refused to give up the keys to her car so Orozco began to strangle the female's 11 year old child," the post continued.
At about 1:16 this afternoon, Daniel Orozco (28) was released from county jail after being arrested by #chpmonterey a...
Of course, the mother gave up the keys and pulled her daughter away from Orozco. Police added, "The 11-year-old child did suffer minor injuries minor bruising they did not require a trip to the hospital or anything like that, but obviously they were very shaken up," says Miguel Cabrera with the Salinas Police Department.
Orozco is booked into the Monterey County Jail on carjacking, kidnapping, child endangerment and assault with a deadly weapon charge.
A resident, Angie Correa of Salinas has a 11-year granddaughter of her own and feels awful about what happened. "You'd never expect anything in this area through here, I mean I have an 11-year old grand-daughter and I would be so sick and shocked," says Correa.
He was arrested by the CHP Tuesday for reportedly driving the wrong way on a road while under the influence of drugs. But Orozco was out because of the new policies California adopted- releasing prisoners on their own recognizance. Because of COVID-19 fears, California has has made it a habit to release criminals. Many who (surprise) go on to commit more crimes.