Woman ‘Relieved’ After Man Accused Of Kidnapping Her 7-Year-Old Niece Is Arrested

Thursday, July 29th 2021, 9:25 pm
By: Kristen Weaver

TULSA, Oklahoma -

A woman said she's relieved after the man accused of trying to kidnap her niece is in jail.

The aunt said in just a matter of 10 seconds, a stranger pulled up to her home, snatched her niece and sped away. The little girl said all she could do when she was grabbed by a scary man was fight until she got away.

"When I tell you it could happen in 10 seconds, it was 10 seconds," said Tracy McDonald. "He had her in the pickup."

Tracy McDonald said she noticed a white truck near her apartment complex on June 2, a day she said she'll never forget.

She said her seven-year-old niece asked to go outside, and seconds later, she heard a truck door slam.

"Burnt rubber going out. I'm like, surely she is not in that pickup," McDonald said. "Instinct told me I got to run after that pickup."

Tulsa Police said Christopher Webb grabbed the little girl and put her on his lap without saying a word to her. The girl said she was kicking and screaming the whole time, and her aunt was running right behind them.

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"I saw the driver door come open, he let her out, and she came walking around," McDonald said.

Tulsa Police Lt. John Adams said they used surveillance video of the white truck to narrow it down to a few thousand vehicles, and then pulled specific vehicles over for weeks, trying to find one that matched several unique marks on Webb's truck.

"We were only able to find one vehicle that matched every marker and that was Mr. Webb," Lt. Adams said.

Adams said cell phone data put Webb at the scene of the kidnapping at the time it happened.

"That's every parent's fear is the stranger abductions," Adams said. "Those don't turn out well."

The seven-year-old girl is doing OK. Her aunt said she's the bravest little girl in the world, and McDonald is so thankful the accused kidnapper was finally caught.

"It's a feeling you'll never experience unless you experience yourself," said McDonald.

Police believe Webb may have been connected to a report in March where a man in a similar truck pulled up to two young girls and tried to block them in while talking to them.

He's in jail for kidnapping and having a gun as a former felon.