SOUTH LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Los Angeles police Monday released a security video showing a possible kidnapping in the Florence area of South Los Angeles.
The footage shows a light gray sedan, possibly a Chrysler 200, driving in reverse and stopping in the 100 block of West 79th Street around 11:50 p.m. Sunday.
A man got out of the car, approached a woman walking on a sidewalk, grabbed her, picked her up and forced her into the passenger seat, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
“She was saying: No, no, leave me alone. Please help me. Someone help me!” said a witness, who did not want to be identified. “I said: Hey stop! Let go. Leave her alone. And you could hear the girl bang on the window hard saying: Please let go of me. Let go and crying.”
The witness told CBS2’s Andrea Fujii that she heard the woman’s screams through the car as she desperately tried to get away.
At one point, she did get out of the car. But the man pulled her back inside and drove her away. Police said it appeared a second man was also in the car.
The witness said she was disgusted when other cars passed by and did nothing.
The suspect was described as an Hispanic man in his 20s, 6 feet tall and about 200 pounds. Witnesses said there may have been a second suspect in the car.
The first three numbers of the license plate were possibly “763.”
Anyone with information regarding the woman or the driver should call (323) 786-5447 or (877) 527-3247.
Anonymous calls should be made by dialing (800) 222-8477.
Tipsters may also submit information online by clicking here.
However, police said there have been no missing-person reports about a woman matching the victim’s description.