Restaurant Owner Faces Charges After Kidnapping Black Boy

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A Louisville, Kentucky man is facing criminal charges after he reportedly pointed a gun at people and took a Black boy “against his will” from a Kroger grocery store.

The man, identified as 58-year-old Fabao Chen, was later arrested at the Asian restaurant he owns, according to court documents cited by the Lexington Herald Leader. Chen appeared in court on June 5 and claimed he brought the 13-year-old boy back to the restaurant because the boy allegedly broke a bottle there the previous day.

Police said that Chen took the boy from the Kroger on West Broadway off 27th Avenue in Louisville at around 4:30 p.m. on June 4. A witness attempted to rescue the boy mid-kidnapping, but Chen allegedly pulled a gun out and pointed it toward them, police said. According to police, the man then pointed the gun at the boy’s head and “forcibly took…

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