Father ANGEL DUPREY's ex-girlfriend had an Order of Protection prohibiting Duprey from contacting her or their three children. But that didn't stop him from breaking into the ex-girlfriend's house, grabbing the five-year-old son, and taking a swing at the grandmother, who was trying to protect the child. Father's Rights apologists will tell you these are the acts of a "loving father." WRONG. These are the acts of an abusive father who doesn't care who gets hurt or traumatized, just so long as Dad has control of his child possession.
Police: Father kidnapped boy, 5, from mom's home
By CRIS BARRISH • The News Journal • June 28, 2009
A man who was ordered by the courts to stay away from his ex-girlfriend kidnapped his 5-year-old son from her Lincoln home Saturday, and later abandoned his car when it got a flat tire about 40 miles away near Odessa, state police said.
The abduction of Zion Duprey by his father, Angel Duprey, about 12:30 p.m. triggered an amber alert for much of the day, but that was called off about 8 p.m. because the abandoned 1995 Buick LeSabre was found on the Del. 1 highway.
The suspect's mode of transportation must be known for an alert to be in effect, state police Lt. Melissa Zebley said.
A napkin with the words, "Be Right Back'' scrawled in a blue marker was attached to the car's driver side window. A woman is believed to have picked up Duprey and his son and driven them to Peoples Plaza off U.S. 40 in Bear, Zebley said.
The missing boy has black hair and brown eyes, weighs about 25 pounds and is 2-feet, 3-inches tall. He was last seen wearing bluejean shorts to his knees and a blue shirt with white designs.
The 30-year-old suspect lives in Philadelphia, and state police have notified Pennsylvania authorities about the child's abduction. Angel Duprey is 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 165 pounds. He was last seen wearing bluejeans and no shirt. He has tattoos around his neck.
Zebley gave this account: Angel Duprey drove to the 8300 block of Collet Lane in Lincoln, where his three children live with their mother and grandmother. Duprey's protection from abuse order, issued in Pennsylvania, prohibits him from having contact with his former girlfriend or their three children.
He entered the unlocked front door without notice and walked to the rear of the home, where the grandmother was with his children and another child. He grabbed Zion and the grandmother tried to take him back. He swung at her with the back of his hand but missed, and left the home with Zion, with the grandmother pursuing behind them, trying to get the boy back. He then took off in the LeSabre.
Zebley said troopers received a 911 call from a man who said a woman he knows reported picking up a man and child whose car had broken down on Del. 1 and driving them to Peoples Plaza. Police canvassed the shopping area without success and are attempting to contact that woman, Zebley said.
Anyone with information may call investigators at Troop 4 at 856-5850 or Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.