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Gunman Kidnaps Woman At Red Light In Hillcrest

Police say a 32-year-old woman was kidnapped as she waited in her car at a red light in the Hillcrest area of San Diego.

Police Detective Gary Hassen told the San Diego Union-Tribune ( ) the kidnapper opened her passenger door and got in around 9 p.m. Monday, then ordered her at gunpoint to drive to an ATM and withdraw money from her account.

Hassen says the gunman had the victim drive for a while, but then put her in the back of the car and he drove. About five hours later, Hassen says the kidnapper dropped her off on state Route 94 near Interstate 805. He says she used a freeway call box to alert authorities.


Hassen says police are looking for the woman's 2009 gray Prius.

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