In an event that shook East Los Angeles, authorities made an arrest in connection with a disturbing case of apparent kidnapping. The act was shockingly captured on surveillance footage.
The incident unfolded around 8:38 p.m. on Monday, as confirmed by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
The footage, recorded from a surveillance camera, displayed a man intercepting a woman as she attempted to board a Montebello Transit bus. As the bus driver and one of the passengers stepped in to prevent the unfolding incident, the man responded aggressively, shattering a bus window. He then proceeded to his parked car nearby, from which he retrieved what appeared to be a firearm.
Then, the suspect allegedly brandished a firearm to force the woman into his vehicle.
Several hours after the incident, Los Angeles Police Department arrested the individual, referred to as “Suspect Flores” by officials. His initial apprehension was based on suspected drunk driving. However, subsequent investigations revealed a replica weapon inside his vehicle, resembling the firearm supposedly used during the kidnapping.
Following his arrest, the police managed to locate the woman who, thankfully, was found unscathed. Further investigation unveiled that the woman and the suspect were in a romantic relationship.
Investigation into the incident continues, with officials urging the public to assist.