A Smyrna man has been charged with kidnapping after he picked up three young girls in his van at Lake Como and told them he would take them camping. He eventually took the girls to their homes, and told one of them he'd be back at the lake the next day. Witnesses reported the incident to police who arrested the man the next day at the lake.


A Smyrna man has been charged with kidnapping after he picked up three young girls in his van at Lake Como and told them he would take them camping.

On Tuesday, June 14 at about 10:49 p.m., Smyrna Police responded to a complaint of a suspicious person who had picked up three girls in his van earlier in the day at Lake Como. 

Witnesses said an unknown white man about 28 years old had picked up three girls, two age 12 and one age 9, at Lake Como. He told them he would take them camping. The man drove to one girl's house where both 12 year olds exited the vehicle and went inside to ask permission to go. 

Realizing that the two 12 year olds could not go, the man proceeded to drive the 9 year old to the Smyrna Municipal Park where the man and girl walked into a wooded area. After being seen at the park by some teenagers, the man drove the girl to the area of her home and dropped her off. He told her that he would be back at the Lake around 9:30 a.m. the next day.

Smyrna Police arrested the man without incident at approximately 9 a.m. on June 15 near the Lake Como boat ramp area. 

Police charged Michael R. Boorman, 31, of the 100 block of Blackbird Greenspring Rd., Smyrna, with second-degree kidnapping, endangering the welfare of a child, and illegal possession of fireworks.

Boorman was taken to the Smyrna Police Department, presented at Justice of the Peace Court 2, and committed to the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in default of a $11,001 secured bond to await another court appearance.