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Governor honors hero of Fresno kidnapping

October 7, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger travelled to Fresno Thursday to honor a hometown hero there.Victor Perez is the man who helped chase down an accused kidnapper and rescued an 8-year-old girl.

Perez recognized the man's truck from a police description.

He saw the little girl inside a truck, and used his own vehicle to block the vehicle, giving the girl a chance to escape.

"Thank you very much Victor. I just want to give you an award that we put together for you which is a special award for heroism,'' said Schwarzenegger.

Perez is an unemployed construction worker.

Schwarzenegger made a personal appeal to local businesses to help him find a job.