Fourth grader home safe after kidnapping - CBS46 News

Fourth grader home safe after kidnapping

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Willie Myrick, 9, was kidnapped from his southwest Atlanta home and driven around in a car with his abductor for nearly three hours.

It was on Monday around 8 p.m. that Willie said he went outside to feed his dog Goldie. While in the yard Willie said he noticed some money by a tree. When he walked over to pick up the money a man pulled up in a car and threw Willie in the backseat.

Willie said the car had no carpet and was a Honda Accord or Civic. Willie said he didn't know what to do or think.

"I was thinking he was going to kill me," Willie said.

For nearly three hours, Willie said his abductor drove slowly on the streets of Atlanta cursing at him, and telling him to be quiet.

"He told me he didn't want to hear a word from me, so I didn't say anything," Willie said.

Despite the terrifying ordeal, the fourth grader was very calm when CBS46 News talked to him Wednesday night.

"I feel safe now that I am at home," Willie said.

East Point police said they are waiting for the Atlanta Police Department to finish a composite sketch of the suspect that will be released to the media. Investigators said they don't know why the kidnapper let Willie go in a neighborhood in East Point. When he got out of the car Willie said he ran to a nearby house and called 911.

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