Florida Man Accused of Fatal Car Ramming After Prison Release: Remains in Custody

A 41-year-old man, Arturo Ramirez Cisneros, has been sentenced to four years in state prison for attempting to snatch a Moreno Valley girl at gunpoint as she walked home from school. The incident occurred on January 18, 2023, when the victim, a 12-year-old girl, was returning home from Sunnymead Middle School.

Cisneros, who pleaded guilty to attempted abduction of a minor in October, faced sentencing today in Riverside County Superior Court. The plea was made directly to Judge Thomas Kelly, with no objection from the District Attorney’s Office.

According to Sgt. John Fitzgerald of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Cisneros pulled over in a green Toyota Tacoma pickup truck, pointed a handgun at the victim, and instructed her in Spanish to get into the truck, assuring her he wouldn’t harm her. Fortunately, the girl managed to escape and seek help from nearby civilians, avoiding injury.

Following the incident, detectives identified Cisneros and his vehicle through security surveillance footage. Nine days later, he was apprehended without resistance at a property in Moreno Valley.

Despite having no prior felony convictions in Riverside County, Cisneros’s actions warranted a significant penalty under the law. The sentence serves as a reminder of the severity with which attempted child abduction is treated in the justice system, emphasizing the importance of protecting vulnerable members of the community.

The successful resolution of this case underscores the diligence and dedication of law enforcement officials in swiftly apprehending perpetrators of such heinous crimes. By working tirelessly to bring offenders to justice, authorities send a clear message that such behavior will not be tolerated, and perpetrators will be held accountable for their actions.

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As the Moreno Valley community reflects on this incident, it serves as a sobering reminder of the importance of vigilance and awareness, especially when it comes to the safety of children. Through continued cooperation between law enforcement and the community, we can strive to create a safer environment for all residents, ensuring that incidents like these remain rare occurrences rather than commonplace threats to our neighborhoods.

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