Briant Rodriguez's mother has told detectives in San Bernadino the story. But most are left scratching their heads trying to figure out why Briant Rodriguez was the target of the kidnappers. The boy's mother and her four other children were spared. The gunmen searched the house for around 15 to 20 minutes and left with the child and only a small amount of money.
After the robbers left, the eight-year-old brother managed to get free and help the rest of the family escape. Rosa Millana has made a public plea for her son's safe return. Raul Rodriguez, the boys father, was at work during the robbery. To our knowledge, there has been no ransom demand and no further contact with the gunmen.
Lt Rick Ells has described the abduction as "extraordinarily unusual". A more accurate description may be bazaar.