Carlesha Freeland-Gaither safe

Carlesha Freeland-Gaither is alive and safe at home with her family 72 hours after she was snatched off the streets of Philadelphia by a "vicious predator."

The 22-year-old nurse was rescued from a car in a Maryland parking lot Wednesday afternoon, NBC Philadelphia reports.

Her abductor, 37-year-old Delvin Barnes was taken into custody when he tried to flee the car.

"I’m taking my baby home. Thank you," said Carlesha's mother Keisha Gaither who hugged and thanked detectives at a news conference Wednesday night.

“It’s very special for all of us. You hope, you hope, you hope, but you don't really know until you're actually able to get her, and make sure she's OK. So it's very important that this has a happy ending," Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey said.

Unlike most stranger abductions, Carlesha's story had a happy ending thanks to the hard work of federal and local law enforcement officers.

"He’s a thug and this is what he does apparently," said Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey. “He’s a vicious predator. He’s off the streets."

After receiving a tip from the public, police found Barnes' Ford Taurus using the GPS tracking device that was installed in the car by a car dealership. The GPS was installed because Barnes had bad credit.

From NBC Philadelphia:

Barnes and the victim were in the backseat of the car when agents arrived, but he quickly jumped into the driver's seat to try and flee, Jones said. Agents blocked his way and took him into custody.

Freeland-Gaither screamed hysterically for help as the arrest was taking place, telling the agents she was the woman who had been abducted in Philadelphia, Jones said.

"Once she had time to process what had happened you could tell she was emotionally distraught," he said.

Barnes, who has ties to Philadelphia, apparently attacked Freeland-Gaither at random, detectives said. He is being held on an warrant for attempted murder of a 16-year-old girl last month in Charles City County, Virginia.

Detectives got a break in the case from a woman living in Havre De Grace, Maryland. In her driveway, the woman found a bag of trash that included a receipt from an ACME supermarket in Northeast Philadelphia, a bag of Herr's potato chips and shattered glass.

The woman, who asked to remain anonymous, told NBC10 that she initially thought it was just trash, but later called authorities after talking to a friend about the case.

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    • CocoKhaleesi

      I am so glad she is safe!!!

      May I ask why he is a "vicious predator" and not a vicious predator? Do you not concur with this classification?

    • SellieBaby

      THANK YOU JESUS! Too many of these stories end up in tragedy. Thank God that lady thought about reporting to the police and thank God for that tracker!

    • A.J.

      God is good all the time. :tea:

    • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

      so im posed to believe thats not the gravi that MissyJ had last week? oh aiight den :kona:

      Coco cuz thats a quote from the commissioner and not Sandy's own phrasing. step away from the ledge, mama :lol:

    • Time to Waste

      Morning Roses :waves:

      I cried tears of Joy for her and her family last night. :pray:

      God is so goodt!

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

      GPS tracking device that was installed in the car by a car dealership. The GPS was installed because Barnes had bad credit.

      _______________

      This will never not be funny :rofl: That's what your broke azz gets!! Thanks to the janky azz "buy here pay here" car dealership who said they WILL repossess their 1999 Ford Taurus if a payment is missed. :yes:

    • Time to Waste

      so im posed to believe thats not the gravi that MissyJ had last week? oh aiight den :kona:
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      :rofl: :kona:

    • The Pearl!

      :waves: Good morning, Sandra

      MissyJ
      TimeWaster
      Taken
      VDot
      User
      A.J.
      SellieBabe
      CoCoK
      and everyone else!!!

      :danban1: :yahoo: I'm SO HAPPY right now!!!! Thank God Carlesha's back!!! :woot: We needed some GOOD NEWS today!!!!

    • Unshakable

      This is the kind of news that puts a smile on my face. Tell me God won't do it! :woohoo:

    • A.J.

      Morning Sandra, Wasting Time, User, Sellie, Cocokha :waves:

    • A.J.

      Pearl boom :yahoo:

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

      so im posed to believe thats not the gravi that MissyJ had last week? oh aiight den :kona:

      __________________

      :rofl: :rofl: Yeah that was for sure Man in that gravi :thinking: And maybe up top :eek: I mean dude had a strong hatred for women :blink:

      :happybirthday: MAN!!!!!!!!!

    • aRoTh

      What is wrong with these men????? Da hell he just riding around terrorizing women for? #sick

    • Unshakable

      @The Pearl,

      Ezackly....it's refreshing to hear about some good news for a change.

      Sidebar - I hope he serves the rest of his life behind bars. Some people just can't be rehabilitated, for whatever reason. I thinkif he is allowed to roam amongst civilized society, he would eventually graduate to murder, if he hasn't already.

    • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

      Keya- it becomes a federal crime when you cross state lines.

    • Time to Waste

      :hi: Pearl!

      CoCo!!
      Why you call that gal a Armenian Coon? :rofl:

    • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

      if Man dont log in today then we gone just run with this story.

      :happybirthday: Vicious Predator! I got you some ketchup flavored herrs chips!

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

      My mama just told me the teen he burned and raped is still in the hospital :(

    • The Pearl!

      aRoTh says:

      What is wrong with these men????? Da hell he just riding around terrorizing women for? #sick
      ______
      Cuz he's a sick, lil dyck-havin beige ass FOOL!!!!

    • The Pearl!

      :hi: UnShake!!!

    • A.J.

      This will never not be funny :rofl: That’s what your broke azz gets!! Thanks to the janky azz “buy here pay here” car dealership who said they WILL repossess their 1999 Ford Taurus if a payment is missed.
      _____________
      :dead:

    • A.J.

      Cuz he’s a sick, lil dyck-havin beige ass FOOL!!!!
      __________
      :dead: Jesus be a fence :crying:

    • OutsidetheBox

      I really, really hope ppl stop insisting that they think she knew this dude. Its just a thought that will lead to the victim somehow being responsible, instead of somebody bum ass buddy up top. ^^^

      Chit grinds my gears.

      I know they are simply ecstatic.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2SQh007k6U missyJ

      WOW! This is amazing! It seem like he was trying to keep her :no:

    • SummerBaby

      I really, really hope ppl stop insisting that they think she knew this dude. Its just a thought that will lead to the victim somehow being responsible, instead of somebody bum ass buddy up top. ^^^
      Chit grinds my gears.
      I know they are simply ecstatic.
      ----------------------------------
      :cosign: There are just some crazy folks in this world & he's one of them.

    • OutsidetheBox

      :hahaha: Get his ass Roses

    • luVn_liFe…

      VDot says:

      My mama just told me the teen he burned and raped is still in the hospital :(
      ~~~~
      :no: V i READ she had severe burns and smelled like Bleach. Poor Girl.

      I dont Think CARLESHA knew this monster, I DO Think he scoped her out, Only bec ause she got off the bus and he made a right on the street she turned right on, ON FOOT.
      I am SO HAPPY She's safe!

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPgpRw9tiuM bnatural

      I heard this last night and my heart smiled so hard....the effort from so many departments to find this woman was amazing....I'm so glad they didn't give up on finding her....

      Thank you Lord!

    • luVn_liFe…

      :chase: OH NO U Don't UF!! :ghost:

    • Locapoca

      :applause: To the woman who called the police and gave the tip. Thats much more than what than damn Car that saw the shyt going down and back up the street did :eyeroll: Ol Punk azz. Had she been killed that shyt wouldve always probably stayed on their mind. What if I had done more? Anyways, I am glad that she is safe and home :yahoo:

    • luVn_liFe…

      WHERE IS BUTTA! :warning: BUTTA I NEED ANSWERS :crying1:

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      bnatural says:

      I heard this last night and my heart smiled so hard….the effort from so many departments to find this woman was amazing….I’m so glad they didn’t give up on finding her….

      Thank you Lord!
      ______________________

      something told me to turn on the news too. sorry I missed out on that bit of joy last nite.

    • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

      I really, really hope ppl stop insisting that they think she knew this dude. Its just a thought that will lead to the victim somehow being responsible, instead of somebody bum ass buddy up top. ^^^
      ----
      I was one if those people. It done matter if she knew him or not, I don't think it was HER fault. There wrote just some things that didn't add up. The fact that he took her to MD, she just moved from MD. He parked his car, less than give minutes later he snatches her. I'm glad she found. Don't need to know the relation. We had questions. We on SR are CSIs. Got the certificate from ICDC.

    • SummerBaby

      I'm glad she was found safe. What difference does it make if she did know him?! I know some crazy people & if they harmed me I would still be a victim :shrug:

    • luVn_liFe…

      We on SR are CSIs. Got the certificate from ICDC.
      ~~~
      WE SHO'll is! *goGEAUXGadget!*

    • Ni ni

      My mama just told me the teen he burned and raped is still in the hospital
      by VDot
      ______
      The freak was he doing out? I haven't been really following this story so afraid if the outcome. But thank God this child's life was spared. People don't understand what's going on. These things are not flesh and blood.

    • SummerBaby

      Don’t need to know the relation. We had questions. We on SR are CSIs. Got the certificate from ICDC.
      ----------------------
      :lol: True indeed!

    • luVn_liFe…

      The freak was he doing out? @ NiNi he was never captured for the kidnapping incident. It happened 10/24/2014 *shivers*

    • kamadiva

      Glad she was found safe and that law enforcement actually worked to bring her home...since she ain't a sprite!

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

      The freak was he doing out? @ NiNi he was never captured for the kidnapping incident. It happened 10/24/2014 *shivers*

      __________________

      It happened on Oct. 1st. She showed up naked and bloody at a business on Oct. 3rd. His DNA didn't come up as a match until Oct. 28th and a bench warrant was issued.

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

      :newpost:

    • Time to Waste

      Happy Bday Man!
      in jail :kona:

    • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

      :newpost:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2SQh007k6U missyJ

      so im posed to believe thats not the gravi that MissyJ had last week? oh aiight den

      ============

      :chase: go to heyul user

    • The Pearl!

      :rofl: and :hahaha: @User's damned gravi! This news has made my ENTIRE day!!! NOTHING -- I say NOTHING can get me down TO-DAY!!!!! I am overjoyed. I awoke to this news this a.m. and had to rewind several times just to get the full effect of it!!! I tell you I cried right there in my bed at 5:15 this very morning! Thank you, God and straight to HELL with this degenerate F.O.O.L!!!

    • http://www.things2dotoday.blogspot.com Nola_D

      OMG! I am so glad she is safe... it's sad to say but most of these stories don't turn out this way... Glad she is home safe and sound.. and that coward is behind bars...

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inYx0G9syU8 KayCeiSoul

      Glad she was found safe!
      Hope this bum azz biscuit nigga get the book thrown, and hard.

    • pointhimout

      I was driving this morning and shockingly, someone actually thought the same as I. Ricky Smiley (don't judge me) said they should cut off his arms, legs, and just make him a pillow. yep, cut off everything you effin idiot. LEAVE FOLKS ALONE. Hell, we're all out here struggling and trying to make the little we have work.

    • CocoKhaleesi

      Meant no harm!!! Stepping away from the ledge!

    • tintin1979

      Thank you Lord.

    • INTENSEMOCHA THE ANTAGONIST

      He parked his car and wailed up towards the bus stop, how did he know she would be getting off the bus at that time ? Strange?