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baby from sunnyvale is safe and his father is under arrest. right now the child's relieved mother wants to know when she will get to see her baby boy. good evening. i'm dan ashley. >> i'm carolyn johnson. police say the 22-year-old abducted his baby and drove to mexico where he was caught late this afternoon. abc7 news reporter heather ishimaru is live in sunnyvale outside the home. >> carolyn, side this apartment building is a mother who was resting peacefully after a full day of shear torture not knowing what would become of her newborn. investigators still don't know where the father crossed over
the border into mexico or when and how he sliped past u.s. authorities when there was an amber alert and a $1 million warrant attached to his name. two week old henry romero is being cared for by mexican authorities until he can be returned to his mother, patricia romero in sunnyvale. with her 5-year-old daughter she spoke to reporters with the help of a friend tonight. >> i am really happy and really thankful that the police and people that helped me to find my baby. >> yesterday afternoon henry's father, he took the baby and told romero he was taking him out of state. he threatened to harm himself and the baby if she called police. >> she called them seven hours later and an amber alert was issued along with a $1 million warrant for his arrest. i was afraid i wouldn't be able to find them again. >> early this morning there were citings of his vehicle
and cell phone pings in san diego where he has family. at some point he made it past the u.s. border patrol. he was stopped this afternoon at a checkpoint in mexico somewhere near lukeville in pima county, arizona that is about 300 miles from san diego. >> based on their interview with him they called the u.s. border patrol at lukeville. they gave his name and they ran his name and discuffed there was -- discovered there was a warrant for has arrest. >> no one knows for sure when henry will be back with his mother or when he will be in the custody of santa clara county sheriff. abc7 news. a bunch of people who work at twitter wake up to find out how rich they will be. the twitter stock goes public tomorrow. it will trade on the new york stock exchange under the particularrer symbol twtr. ama dates is in the newsroom. after the facebook
disappointment there is a lot of anticipation about this ipo. >> there is. call it hash tag ipo. there is a lot of excitement sur u -- surrounding the debut and inviesers are -- investors are getting behind it. >> come tomorrow twitter will be a flutter with cash when twitter goes public on the new york stock exchange. >> the feeling in general is that it will will do well. >> investors don't seem to care that twitter is not making money because they see growth. twitter has set a price of $26 a share for its ipo. >> it is a market. they go on a road show with the so-called road show and they talk to investors and they get a buy in and say how much will you pay for it? if that is the price they settle on that's the price. people have committed to buy it. >> hats off. they have done an incredibly good job and in a very difficult circumstance. >> she is the principal and
founder and she says so far twitter has done a good job at keeping the frenzy to a minimum. >> when you are a consumer brand name and recognized as broadly as twitter is rec cog need, -- recognized it is hard to manage expectation. >> twitter will raise a billion dollars for the ipo. if you are looking to get in as an individual, they recommend you put a price limit. >> where they get into real trouble it is just get me the stock. if they are being sold at $26 by the time it hopes it is at $40. >> nobody knows what it holds for twitter, but you can guarantee other tech companies will be watching closely. abc7 news. >> two of the company's founders will instantly become very rich. jack dor se y will be worth $609 million. the co-founder will own $1.48 billion in twitter stock. bart managers are facing
questions about safety issues. state lawmakers called an vect tiff hear -- investigative hearing. christopher shepherd and larry daniels was working on the tracks when they were hit and killed by a train. a similar fatality in 2008. state lawmakers wants to know how they will prevent future accidents. >> a teenager set on fire is recovering from surgery. alan wang spoke with the victim's father who wants this horrifying case tried as a hate crime. >> by phone, they say sasha is identified as a gender neutral and feels comfortable wearing skirts. that's what the 18-year-old high school student was wear whg a passenger set sasha on fire on this ac transit bus. it happened on monday evening in oakland. a neighbor showed us this video he shot near mcarthur 1k3 ardley.
>> people wake up and realize that life is too short to be killing and beating each other up. >> a high school student could stand trial as an adult and possibly be charged with a hate crime. >> our agency would certainly stand behind the idea that it does need to be in the category of a hate crime. >> the pacific center for human growth is a community center for lgbt people. they believe gender neutral is an emerging gender identity that is becoming the next discriminated class. >> there is a lot of emotional discrimination. people really don't understand the idea of somebody being gender neutral. >> sasha's father says sasha never felt discriminated against until this insurance department. incident. police are looking for the good samaritans who helped. >> the citizens had a difficult time distinguishing the flames. >> it was a fun site to help with the medical costs has already surpassed the goal of
$20,000. in oakland, alan wang abc7 news. the sheriff spoke about the death of a patient who went missing at san francisco general hospital. lynn spalding disappeared from her room in september and it was dead in a hospital stirwell. but they gave more details about the botched description of the victim and a failure to do a complete search after somebody reported seeing somebody lying in a stairwell. >> the staff will take care of it. there is no indication that no one was dispatched to the stairwell. >> the hospital says it is launching its own independent review and will be retraining the sheriff deputies who work there. new at 11:00, more trouble tonight for the owner of a now defunct nursing home in castro valley. officials are monitoring a second care home the woman
owns in modesto. according to the chronicle they are demanding she hire an executive director until the sun dial toms assisted living and memory care center is sold to a new owner. this comes of a 14 seniors authorities say were abandoned at valley springs man nor when they revoked its license last month. >> high-tech thieves are hacking your car. >> michael finney has been investigating this and has an update. they are unlocking the cars without touching them. tonight a look at the device and this growing cybercrime. >> plus, a big glitch for the world's largest retailer. how the big box store is dealing with incredible deals accidentally offered on its website today. >> and vice president joe biden congratulates the newly elected mayor of boston. there is just one tiny problem. we'll explain. >> i'm abc7 news meteorologist sandhya patel. it is still mild outside right now. but how will your temperatures end up by morning?
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investigating and he is back now with an update on really his ground breaking report on this. >> thanks. it used to be the biggest concern with car break ins was a rock through a window or an unlocked door. earlier this year a string of mysterious car burglaries in southern california stull ped investigator -- stumped investigators. there were no forced entry and technology made the crime possible. that sparked my investigation and that's when i found your car is at risk too. >> oakland resident believes he is the victim of a car hacking. >> during the night the car had been broken into. which made me angry. it is right here in the driveway of the i cooperate -- i couldn't believe it. i said i know i locked it. >> that same night in the neighborhood another car was broken into. the electronics inside the key are complicated and sophisticated. the idea behind it sbt.
isn't. it is like a child swimming pool game of marco polo. when you push the button on the key fob it says marco and the car says polo. then the key says marco again and that's when the car unlocks. >> what do you think is happening? >> i think somebody has some sort of mechanism that can electronically trigger the device. >> 7 on your seed first alerted you to the safety issue in may. that's when we got our first good look at car hackers in action when these thieves were caught on camera. using a handheld device they broke into multiple cars in long beach leaving police stumped and confused. >> they reached to numerous organizations and even international organizations. they don't know what it is. they have no idea. >> were these cars hacked? >> in a literal term, yes.
>> that is dan kominskey. he is a professional hacker and entrepreneur. he predicted more hacking in the future and he was right. this car was recently hacked in caw -- in corona, california. the dash cam caught a person in front of the car. now for the first time we get a close up look at one of the handheld mystery devices that unlock the cars. it is a box about the size of a couple decks of cards. >> i was like, whoa. you see this guy walk in front of the car. >> you can hear the locks open. >> the thieves made off with $3,000 worth of electronic gear. that brings us to the security researcher with the university of bakam germany and the university of massachusetts am am -- amhurst. that, he says is actually part
of the problem. >> you know, this old model, it is called security by obscurity. the bad guys don't know how it works. >> with computer security they don't know how it works. they just can't get to the codes or keys. with the cards, the codes and the keys, the professor says can be easily found. >> often once you know how it works it is easy to break. >> long beach police have identified an electronic testing tool as the mystery device. it is used to unlock vehicles. security experts i spoke with and i have spoken to quite a few are not so sure. they believe hackers from around the world are developing multiple devices. where does this leave you? at this point, the best way to
protect yourself is to remove valuables from your car. i wish i had better advice than that. >> and it will disarm your alarm too, right? >> absolutely. >> tonight wal-mart says it will not honor sales that technical glitch calls them to be absurd lehigh or low. treadmills for $33 and computer monitors for $9. the company is issuing refunds and will give $10 gift cards to those affected. now it a cruel hoax targeting celebrities. hosts of the cma's you watched right here, brad pacely and his wife kimberly williams paisley were touched when a mother said her daughter was dying to cancer. paisley even sang to what he thought was a sick girl over the phone. it was a hoax. the woman wept to -- went to jail, but it is not the first time she conned a celebrity. was fishing, as it is called, celebrities, and how so many are being lured in. vice president joe biden
had the right name, but the wrong numberer. the wrong marty walsh says before he could explain biden went into the congratulations. he has been phoned by mistake before. he was once an aid to the late senator ted kennedy. >> that's funny. mistaken identity. let's focus on the weather forecast. getting close to the weekend. >> the weather will be changing as we head into the weekend, carolyn and dan. we are looking at cooler weather and the possibility of rain next week. live doppler 7hd, just watching all of the cloud cover out there. we are not expecting any rain just yet. compared to 24 hours ago, look at these numbers. they are running higher thanks to all of the cloud cover. 7 dries warmer in half moon bay and up 5 from san jose to novato and fairfield, concord, 4 degrees warmer. from our emeryville camera, good view of sutro tower there and 62 in san francisco. this almost looks like a high in the winter time. 58 in oakland and 59 in san
jose. sutro tower camera showing you san francisco and fog is not a problem. low 50s santa rosa, napa, novato, concord, 55 in live more, exploratorium camera looking at the trans america building. here is a look at your forecast, partly cloudy in the morning and cooler this weekend. chance of rain by monday night. if you have plans during the day, those are fine. monday night not looking so great on veterans day. high pressure will keep us in a dry pattern through sunday, but temperatures will slip each and every day beginning tomorrow by a few degrees. the other thing we are keeping a close eye on is super typhoon. this is the super typhoon and it is really moving right near palow. it is packing winds of 175 miles an hour. this is a category 5. it is the highest you can reach gusts of 205 miles an hour. on this path it currently has its eye on the philippines. you will see here it is a category 4. it is slightly weakening by tomorrow afternoon.
still a very dangerous storm. the biggest threat will be heavy rains. it is anywhere from 6 to 8 inches and could see isolated amounts up to a foot and they could see some mudslide problems in the area by friday. it has moved out over the pacific. we are watching some rain. it is no where near the intensity of the super typhoon. there is definitely a possibility. by monday night, a chance of showers with the cold front, but it falls apart. not expecting a lot left over by tuesday morning. tuesday afternoon, it is back to dry. it will be dry and not as cold as days past. it will be a milder start. most areas will be in the 40s and 50s. so i think you can get away with not bundling up too much. tomorrow afternoon, nice one, 72 antioch, concord, 70 in san francisco, 64 half moon bay. santa cruz, san jose, 72 in palo alto. livermore 73. a look at the accu-weather seven-day forecast. staying mild through the weekend. although as i mentioned, the temperatures will come down a
few degrees. veterans day for most of your day it is dry if you are off or your kids are off. but then by nighttime you may need to carry the umbrellas and you may run into some slick roadways for the early tuesday morning commute. the computer models are having a hard time with this one. that's what i blame it on, dan and carolyn. it is their fault. >> thank you very much. ?oi let's talk warriors. >> larry beil is here. >> good and not so good. a win and a possible loss. steph curry limps off
here is curry and david leigh and the alley-oop. another double-double for leigh. nice pass with authority. and curry's first injury of the night. rubio rolls up on his right leg. he tweaked his right knee. steph would leave for a few minutes and then he came back. watch this pass. between the legs for harrison barnes. he had 14 points this his first game of the season. and then injury number two and he lands on the foot of love. he thinks he will be okay to play in san antonio. 19 of his 30 and really heating up. 106-93 the final as the warriors are now off to a 4-1 start. hope for the best. a day of stunning comments in the miami dolphins controversy involving the former stanford lineman jonathon martin. martin left the team feeling he was being bullied by richie incognito. today many dolphins players defended incognito. he said he treated martin like
he was his little brother and clearly few if any players knew martin was feeling abused. >> i think if would you have asked john martin a week before who his best friend on the team was he would have said richie incognito. the first guy to stand up for jonathon when anything went down on the field, richie was there. >> harbaugh coached martin and has nothing but praise for jonathon martin. >> i know him to be a fine person and his family. a great contributor as a student and an athlete at stanford. y pit --y pit -- epimizes the student athlete and person. i stand behind jonathon. >> he is at number three oregon tomorrow night. the ducks average 55 points per game and last year the
cardinals went on to upset the cardinals. if they can keep things close they can take them down again. >> it was a tie game going into the 40 quarter which they are not always used to. a lot of times they have blowouts. they have big time leads and they seemed a little shocked by it. luckily we made enough plays last year and that's the thing that will help us win this year. >> finally crazy scene in the blackhawks winnipeg game. he drills him into the glass. the glass pops out and he is pushed over the boards. the fan yanks his helmet off and he puts it on. he is styling in his lid. somebody took the helmet off and tossed it back. abc7 sports brought to you by riverwalk casino. the fan is lucky they didn't yank it off with the helmet.
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wake up weather. it is not going to be too cold first thing in the morning. high clouds keeping you insulated. light breeze and temperatures low 40s to low 50s at 8:00 a.m. still in the 40s and 50s. mike niko will be here tracking the possibility of rain. dan and carolyn? >> thank you. >> we are are getting the perfect amount of turkey and cranberry sauce and all of the fixings and one bite is hard. >> it is critical. one bakery decided to simplify the process. >> it has released a pumpkin flavored donut filled with turkey and your choice of gravy or cranberry sauce filling. >> you can also get one with sweet potatoes and marshmellows. they decided to make it in honor of hanukkah falling on thanksgiving this year. one stop shopping. >> oh my. coming up on jimmy kimmle, dr. phil. >> thanks for being here. i'm dan ashley. >> and i'm carolyn johnson. good night, everyone.