Parents of missing boy, 8, kidnapped while sleeping in car and found hours later file complaint against cops for ‘throwing wife to the ground handcuffed during investigation’
- Brock Guzman, 8, was taken from his home when someone stole the family car from their driveway as he slept inside Monday morning
- He was found shortly after a few miles away in Fairfield, California
- His parents, Paul and Suzanne, are now filing a formal complaint against police for the way they were treated after they reported the incident
- Suzanne was handcuffed and thrown to the ground by officers, something Paul claims he captured in a video
- Cops say this happened because they say what they thought was blood inside the house and Suzanne refused to let them in
- The family says they wanted to protect police from their dog who they thought would attack the officers
Chris Spargo For Dailymail.com
20:44 EST, 22 April 2015
20:55 EST, 22 April 2015
The parents of a California boy who was briefly kidnapped as he slept in the family car while it was stolen from their driveway have now filed a complaint against the very same police force that found him just hours later.
Paul Guzman of Fairfield, California, the father of 8-year-old Brock Guzman, took video that he claims shows police throwing his wife Suzanne on the ground in handcuffs just moments after they reported their son missing.
This after Suzanne refused to let the officers into their home, something Paul claims she was doing for their own safety.
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Brock Guzman (above with parents Paul and Suzanne) was taken from his home when someone stole the family car from their driveway as he slept inside Monday morning
His parents, Paul and Suzanne, are now filing a formal complaint against police for the way they were treated after they reported the incident, with Suzanne being thrown to the ground handcuffed (above)
Shortly before this incident, at around 4:45am on Monday, Paul claims he was getting ready to drive Brock to school when he left the sleeping boy in the car to run inside and grab something.
While inside, someone stole the car, and he and his wife immediately called officers.
When they arrived on the scene they said Suzanne refused to let them in, and that they thought appeared to be blood inside the home.
That is when Suzanne reportedly grew belligerent, and can be heard cursing on their body cams, at which point they restrained her.
She can be heard saying at one point; ‘I can’t breathe! I can’t breathe!’
Paul told ABC 7 however that his wife was just trying to protect the officers from one of their two dogs in the house, who would have likely attacked them when they came inside.
Suzanne (above) was handcuffed and thrown to the ground by officers, something Paul claims he captured in a video
And while police found their son in the car roughly two miles away shortly after, and the young boy read a letter thanking them, Paul is still upset.
‘We were treated like criminals,’ he said.
They have now hired an attorney, but former FBI agent Rick Smith seems to think they may not have a case against police.
‘The people being interviewed get a little defensive, which is natural, police are used to that,’ he explained.
‘But I think there’s a little bit of undue sensitivity here on the part of the family.’
Meanwhile, police are still trying to determine who took the car with Brock.