Man charged with kidnapping in bizarre incident

Pictured: Michael Boorman

June 17, 2011 10:30:29 AM PDT
A man from Smyrna, Delaware has been charged with kidnapping in a bizarre incident involving three young girls.

Police say it all began on Tuesday morning when the man approached a 9-year-old, who was with two 12-year-olds, at Lake Como.

The man, identified as 31-year-old Michael Boorman, told the girls he would take them camping then allegedly took the two 12-year-olds home.

They went into their home to ask permission to go out, but they did not return.

Then, police say, Boorman drove the 9-year-old girl to Smyrna Municipal Park, where they walked into a wooded area but were spotted by some teens.

Boorman then allegedly drove the girl home and told her that he would be back at Lake Como at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Instead of the little girl, police arrived at the appointed time and allegedly found Boorman waiting at a boat ramp.

He was arrested and charged with kidnapping, endangering the welfare of a child and illegal possession of fireworks.

Boorman was committed to the Vaughn Correctional Center after failing to pay $11,001 secured bond.