PLANTATION, Fla. (AP) — A 3-year-old Florida boy is dead after his family says his mother’s boyfriend abducted him during an argument and then crashed a car into a tree at high speed.
The abductor also died in the Thursday morning crash. Police identified them as 25-year-old Ryan Yates and 3-year-old James Oizan-Chapon.
The boy’s grandmother said Yates had been arguing with the boy’s mother when he grabbed the child, threw him in the mother’s Mercedes and sped off.
He hit a tree, the car split in two and caught fire. Yates had a lengthy arrest history for auto theft, battery and robbery.