Father accused of kidnapping son has sentence vacated, St. Petersburg Times (May 11, 2011). A dad accused of kidnapping his 3-year-old son has succeeded in getting his criminal sentence for fleeing a law enforcement officer vacated. The court’s basis for vacating his sentence? The father could not have been fleeing law enforcement because, at the time he was abducting his son by sailboat from Florida to Mexico, he was oblivious to the fact that the Coast Guard was in hot pursuit.