Margaret Fink, the mother of kidnapping suspect Randall Peter Hopley cries as she talks about her son in her home in Fernie, B.C. on September 9, 2011.
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"I would like to say I'm sorry if Randy has him," said Margaret Fink.
The 70-year-old mother calls her son Randall Peter Hopley, "Randy," the man suspected of abducting Kienan Hebert, who has been missing since Wednesday from the small southeastern B.C., community.
Fink said she hopes Hopley, 46, listens to her and comes home.
"I hope the little boy is safe and sound," said the mom as she broke down in tears at her Fernie, B.C., residence on Friday.
The suspected abductor's mother's pleas come as the Amber Alert for the boy was extended another 24 hours and search efforts continue.
Fink, who struggles to speak through breathing and heart problems, has an oxygen tank attached to her.
She said her son had always been in trouble even as a kid, which she attributes to the tragic death of his father when Hopley was about six years old.
"His dad was a mechanic and he used to take Randy with him all the time," said Fink, who broke down in tears several times during the interview.
Hopley's dad died in a mine explosion in East Kootenay, B.C., about 40 years ago.
At some point Hopley was in several foster homes.
Fink said authorities took him to foster homes because he'd been getting into too much trouble and could potentially use a change of environment.
Fink said she's aware of her son's long criminal records including 11 property offences and the recent jail-time he served.
Hopley was convicted of a sexual offence in 1985.
The concerned mom said police routinely come to her house if they couldn't locate Hopley in the past and on Thursday, investigators went to Fink to ask if she knew his whereabouts.
"They said they were suspicious of Randy because he was in trouble before," said Fink.
"When they can't find him they usually come here to check.
"Sometimes they usually know when he comes into town."
Last Tuesday, Hopley showed up at his mom's place in Fernie all of sudden.
He didn't stay long, but told his mom he has a painting job somewhere.
Hopley, who was clean-shaven and sporting short hair at the time of his short visit with Fink, left after about 10 minutes and didn't tell his mom, where he was heading.
Fink said she couldn't explain why Hopley would take a boy, as she showed pictures of her son about the same age as Kienan.
The concerned mom said she hopes her son has kept Kienan safe if he's with him.
"I hope he hasn't done anything with him," she said.
"I would like him to come home, she said tearing up again.
"Bring the little boy home.
"Come right to the house I will even talk to him," said the emotional mom who has been losing sleep over the latest trouble her son appears to be in.
Hopley is believed to be driving a brown 1987 Toyota Camry with B.C. licence #098RAL.
Police have not confirmed reports that a vehicle matching the description was seen in Kamloops, B.C., on Thursday.