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Suspect speaks out on Wednesday's Kidnapping and Carjacking case

Posted at 4:38 PM, Oct 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-07 21:34:16-04

Jesus Ortiz Vences, 37, of Bakersfield admitted he was not in his right state of mind on Wednesday.

"The night before I was doing dope...I ain't going to lie about that," said Vences.

As 23ABC previously reported, police say Wednesday afternoon, Vences stole a vehicle near 19th and O streets right outside Liberty Career College. 

http://www.turnto23.com/news/local-news/suspect-arrested-in-downtown-bakersfield-carjacking-involving-two-children

Vences said he could not get a ride after work with an opportunity presented itself. 

"All of a sudden, I guess I see this car...the ignition was on."

Sierra Mojica, the car's owner, said she ran outside to get paperwork.

"I was in there not even 3 minutes when my Nana comes running in and crying saying "he took them, he took them,"" said Mojica.

Police said not only did Vences take the vehicle, but he also took off with 2, one-year-old juveniles inside. 

"To be honest, I don't know what the hell was going through my mind. I got home and of course, I'm not going to let those 2 kids suffer to get out of the car," said Vences.

Vences, also a father, wants to apologize to the Mojica family.

"I want to apologize to them. It was not my intentions to do that, I'm really sorry but I was really high," said Vences.

Vences was arraigned this afternoon when he plead not guilty.

He's being charged on multiple felonies including carjacking and kidnapping. 

His bail is posted at $300,000.

He will be back in court October 20, 2016.