Police rescue New Mexico woman from car after 'kidnap' text to sister


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  • Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014

LIKE A MOVIE: A New Mexico woman who texted her sister to say she was being kidnapped in a car by a man with a weapon was rescued by police who used the message to track down and arrest the driver. — Reuters

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico: A New Mexico woman who texted her sister to say she was being kidnapped in a car by a man with a weapon was rescued by police who used the message to track down and arrest the driver after a high-speed chase through central Albuquerque, police said. 

Using the description and license plate the sister provided, police found the car and tried to pull it over, Tanner Tixier, a spokesman for the city's Police Department, said in a statement on Monday. 

But it sped off and police gave chase until the driver, who Tixier named as 36-year-old Daniel Romero, swerved into oncoming traffic, resulting in a four-car crash. 

Based on preliminary information, police said Romero was likely to be charged with kidnapping, aggravated eluding of law enforcement, and on three outstanding warrants, including a felon in possession of a firearm. 

Five people were sent to a local hospital with minor injuries after the crash, though Romero was not hospitalised, Tixier said. There were no details of the victim's injuries. — Reuters

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