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Suspect in kidnapping of 10-year-old girl has long criminal record

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Authorities in the Los Angeles area are looking for a transient who has a long criminal record, in the kidnapping of a 10-year-old girl.

She was taken from her home before dawn last week and abandoned hours later in front of a hospital.

Police have identified Tobias Summers as a suspect in the case, but they're not saying why. They don't know if the girl was specifically targeted, but they say they don't believe Summers has any connection to her family.

She was taken from her home Wednesday of last week, and was found hours later, wandering near a Starbucks several miles away. Police initially said they were looking for two suspects, but now are focusing their efforts on finding Summers.

He has arrests dating back to 2002. Police say they were on charges including robbery, grand theft auto, possession of explosives and kidnapping. He was released from prison in July as part of a California law designed to ease crowding in state prisons.

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