COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- The Charleston-area couple trying to adopt a Cherokee girl on Monday called on federal law enforcement to help them bring the child to South Carolina, saying they'll take the matter into their own hands if necessary.
"Send someone to the location our daughter is being held and work with us to bring her home. No more delays and no more excuses," Matt Capobianco said during a news conference in his James Island neighborhood. "Our daughter has been kidnapped, and I expect the situation to be treated as such."
Matt Capobianco said he would go to Oklahoma himself to retrieve Veronica if that request is denied, adding that he expected to receive support from local authorities if anyone tried to stand between him and the girl. A spokeswoman for South Carolina U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles did not immediately return a message seeking comment.
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