Blevin lives in the city of Santa Clara, CA, and is employed by Ciarra Construction. It is a San José company that specializes in building and remodeling commercial and residential properties. One reason why the infant may have caught Blevin’s attention that morning is that he himself is the father of a 19-month-old daughter.
Scarily, Blevin had originally considered calling in sick that Monday morning. “My hip was hurting real bad,” he explained to People magazine, but added, “I needed to get work done.” So off to work he went, regardless of the pain in his upper leg. It was just as well – if Blevin had decided to stay at home on July 17, 2017, there could have been a tragedy.
One hour before Blevin had arrived at work, police in Monterey County had asked California Highway Patrol to issue an amber alert – the emergency police protocol for a child abduction. Officers were looking for a Honda Accord with a California license plate. There was no way of the construction worker knowing it, but it was the exact same vehicle parked outside Blevin’s workplace.