Kidnapping suspect claims he thought he was driving his own car and child to Houston

Victor Torres

SAN ANTONIO – A case involving the kidnapping of San Antonio toddler has taken a bizarre new twist.

An arrest affidavit states the alleged kidnapper claims he thought he was driving his car and his own child to Houston.

Victor Miguel Torres is accused of driving off in a green Mustang with 3-year-old Jose Gonzalez. Jose's mother had left the car running outside a store with Jose inside, when police say Torres drove off in it.

While on his way to Houston, he called a friend who'd received an Amber Alert about the kidnapping. She told Torres he had the wrong car and child, but he allegedly insisted the car and child were his. That same friend then called police to tell them where Torres was headed.

Torres was arrested in La Grange. He's charged with kidnapping.

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