Man kidnaps Concord car dealership worker during test drive


CONCORD  — Police arrested a man Monday after he allegedly stole a vehicle from a Concord car dealership and kidnapped a dealership employee.

Officers were dispatched to the city of Pittsburg, after dispatchers received a 911 call from a man reporting a stolen vehicle and a kidnapping, according to police.

After a preliminary investigation, officers learned the suspect had entered the Concord dealership and took a test drive of a vehicle with an employee accompanying him, police said.

While on the test drive, the suspect then informed the employee that he was stealing the car that he was kidnapping the employee, according to police.

As the suspect drove the car into Pittsburg, he stopped the car at an unknown location. While the car was stopped, the victim was able to exit the car and escape, police said.

The victim then called police.

The suspect fled in the car and Antioch police later apprehended him, according to police.
Police arrested the suspect on suspicion of kidnapping, resisting arrest and for stealing a car, police said.
Police have not released the name of the suspect, as they working to confirm the man’s identity, according to police.

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