The boy, who will remain anonymous, told local news he was doing laundry when a man approached him asking him for help. The child said the stranger claimed to have just moved into the building and wanted to borrow his laundry card.
The boy went to ask his mother if it was okay. She gave her consent. The victim's sibling told local news their mom was only "trying to help someone".
The man, identified by authorities as Ramirez, then asked the child for help removing something from his vehicle. It was then that the boy said Ramirez pushed him forcefully inside the car.
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"He said 'obey me, or else you will get killed', and said he had a gun," the boy claimed.
The victim said Ramirez attempted to force him into various positions, which the boy valiantly tried to fight off. Local ABC News noted the child had scratch marks on his face and body in the aftermath.
"He grabbed my hands and tried to grab my phone and put it somewhere else but forgot my hands were free," he told ABC. "So I tried to open the lock, I opened it, and I opened the door. He started beeping, and I went outside and called for help."