Monday, November 9, 2009
A 21 year old woman who was kidnapped in Tijuana has been freed by Mexican law enforcement authorities working in collaboration with the FBI.
The 21-year-old psychology student was kidnapped last Wednesday just a few hundred yards from the Sentri lanes at the San Ysidro border crossing. Authorities say she was headed to San Diego when her captors dragged her out of her car. A few hours later, they called the woman's family to demand a $200,000 ransom.
Mexican authorities say the family contacted the FBI, though the kidnappers threatened to kill them if they did.
One of the woman's alleged captors, Erick Pulido, was arrested Saturday morning in San Diego. Pulido apparently confessed to kidnapping the woman. He helped lead Mexican authorities to the safe house in Tijuana where two of his alleged accomplices had the woman handcuffed in the master bedroom closet.