By Paige Laver
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin announced a grand jury indictment on 12 charges, including kidnapping, robbery and carjacking, against German Morazan after he allegedly carjacked a DoorDash delivery driver and drove away with his two children, one and four years old.
Another suspect in the case, Erlin Romero, who was 25 years old, was arrested in the Bayview District three days after the February incident.
Morazan was arrested in mid-February of this year in the Bayview District. The case attracted national attention and spurred people across San Francisco to mobilize online and on foot to try to find the children, located hours later in the stolen vehicle that was still running in Bayview District.
The driver had his four-year-old daughter and one-year-old son with him while he delivered for DoorDash the night of the incident. He got out of his Honda Odyssey to drop off an order in the upscale Pacific Heights neighborhood, and when he returned he saw a stranger driving off in the van.
The children were returned to their father after four hours and an amber alert.
The driver told The San Francisco Chronicle Wednesday, “that even when times are hard, that people try to do the right thing and don’t resort to this kind of behavior.” Resorting to crime is not the right way to go, no matter how hard times are…we should always try to look on the bright side and do our best to try to figure a way out.”
Assistant District Attorney Michelle Brass presented this case to a grand jury last week.
Morazan was charged with the following crimes and arraigned Wednesday:
Kidnapping during a carjacking, kidnapping to commit a robber, assault with a deadly weapon– not a firearm, second- degree robbery, carjacking, unlawful driving or taking of a vehicle, kidnapping, child endangerment, endangering the health of a child.
He is currently being held in the San Francisco County Jail and will have his next hearing in early November.