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Man Run Over By 7-Year-Old Victim’s Mother’s Car Tried Kidnaping 4-Year-Old Boy

Lubbock, TX – The same alleged child molester who was run over by his girlfriend after she caught him in bed with her daughter was arrested for attempted kidnapping after he tried to snatch a four-year-old boy.

The incident occurred on May 2 when a woman and her four-year-old son went to pay their rent at a business located in the 3800-block of 28th Street, KCBD reported.

The police report said the mother noticed 29-year-old Delmer Orlando Ortiz Licona staring at them as she put her envelope in the dropbox, and then he approached them.

She said Licona approached them and asked how old her little boy was, KCBD reported.

The woman said Licona made her uncomfortable so she rushed back to her car.

The police report said the four year old was climbing into his carseat when the mother felt Licona come up beside her and then saw him reach into her vehicle, KCBD reported.

She said Licona grabbed her child around the waist and tried to pull him out of their vehicle.

Police said the woman turned and pushed Licona away from her and he told her he was trying to help her in broken English, according to the police report.

The mother told police she punched Licona in the face and yelled at him to get away, KCBD reported.

She said that he insisted he was trying to help her again and then ran around to the passenger side of her vehicle before fleeing the area.

Police said the mother and child were not hurt during the incident, KCBD reported.

The mother said Licona’s vehicle was parked in a nearby lot as if he was ready to make a getaway.

Lubbock Police Department (LPD) Special Victims Unit detectives investigated and identified Licona within five hours of the attempted kidnapping, KCBD reported.

U.S. Marshals arrested Licona on May 3.

He is from Honduras and in the United States illegally, KCBD reported.

Police said the attempted kidnapping on May 2 was linked to an August of 2021 incident when a woman found Licona naked in bed with her seven-year-old daughter.

Licona, who is also known as Orlando Delmer-Ortiz, fled as the mother called 911.

The arrest affidavit said the 911 call began with the woman yelling ‘What are you doing to her?’” KLBK reported.

Then she told the dispatcher that she needed police to respond to her house.

“I just found my man, huh, whoever lives with me, naked in the bed with my daughter,” the mother said. “Please hurry. He’s running away. Please hurry.”

“And he’s your boyfriend?” the dispatcher asked, according to the affidavit.

“He’s supposed to be, but you hurry up or I’m going to kill him,” the woman replied.

“I’m going to f-king kill him,” the angry mother told the dispatcher. “Please hurry, please hurry. I’m fixing to kill him, hurry please, please hurry, please f-king hurry. He’s jumping the fence. He’s f-king jumping the fence. Hurry.”

The arrest affidavit said the woman told her daughter to get in the car and the dispatcher asked if her little girl was alright, KLBK reported.

“Yes, I got home just on time,” the mother said.

Then she told the dispatcher that she was following the man who had tried to sexually assault her seven year old, KLBK reported.

“I’m not going to deal with it,” the woman told the dispatcher, according to the affidavit.

The arrest affidavit said the dispatcher heard a sound like “something was hit” and then the child began screaming and crying, KLBK reported.

Then the dispatcher heard someone say “Please get an ambulance.”

“For what?” the dispatcher asked.

“He’s in the alley. He just got in front of my car. He just got in front of my car, sir,” the woman replied, according to KLBK.

“Did you just hit him with the car?” the dispatcher asked the mother.

“Yes, he jumped right in front of my car. He jumped right in front of my car, sir,” the woman explained, according to KLBK.

She said Licona was passed out drunk but nobody had been hurt, according to the affidavit.

The arrest affidavit said Licona fled the scene before officers arrived.

Investigators began looking into the allegations in March and the mother brought her daughter in to be forensically interviewed by detectives, KLBK reported.

The arrest affidavit said the child gave detectives very specific details about the assault.

Investigators contacted Licona in April and he told them he had done nothing wrong.

Police set up multiple interviews with him, but the suspect failed to show up, KLBK reported.

Licona was arrested in connection with both incidents on May 3.

Police have not specified how the two incidents are linked.

He was charged with aggravated attempted kidnapping, aggravated sexual assault of a child, immigration customs enforcement detainer, assault causing bodily injury, evading arrest, reckless driving, and failure to identify, KCBD reported.

He was held on $430,000 bond for those charges in the Lubbock County Detention Center but he was held without bond on the federal detainer and remain in custody, KCBD reported.

Written by
Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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