After decades behind bars, Richard Allen Schoenfeld, one of three men convicted in the infamous Chowchilla school bus kidnapping, is now living in Mountain View.
Police said the 57-year-old was taken to his mother's condominium in Mountain View on Wednesday night after spending more than 35 years in prison.
Police wouldn't confirm the exact location but said his mother, Merry, also lives there.
The Mountain View police chief told KTVU they will continue to work closely with parole officers in monitoring Schoenfeld to ensure the safety of the community members.
Schoenfeld, his brother James and Fred Woods kidnapped 26 students and a bus driver in Chowchilla near Fresno in 1976, hoping for a $5 million ransom. The plan backfired when everyone escaped from a Livermore quarry.
James Schoenfeld and Woods are still in prison.
Another Schoenfeld brother, John, spoke to KTVU from his business in Redwood City Friday.
"What they did was horrible, but by the same token, they've been in prison for a long time," John Schoenfeld said. "They're no threat to the victims. They're no threat to anyone in society."
The Pearl family lives in Mountain View, has heard of the case and has mixed feelings about the possibility of an infamous parolee living nearby.
"It's definitely very scary and unnerving," said April Pearl.
Mike Pearl said he's not that worried if it's an older person who got into trouble years ago.
Police said Richard Schoenfeld is wearing a GPS ankle bracelet and is being ordered to stay away from any victims or their families.
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