Every lady’s worst nightmare: Driver stranded with flat kidnapped by man who stopped to assist | EUROtoday

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A person in Texas has been arrested after he allegedly kidnapped and sexually assaulted a girl who was stranded on the aspect of the freeway after her tire blew out.

Reynaldo Tapia-Arcibar, 31, has been charged with aggravated kidnapping and sexual abuse, in accordance with KEYE-TV.

The sufferer was driving on a freeway close to Austin on 16 May when her tire blew out round 1:30am. Mr Tapia-Arcibar allegedly pulled over and supplied to drive her to buy a brand new tire.

After the 2 had pushed a brief distance the sufferer reportedly requested to be taken again to her automobile, and even tried to open the door to depart, however the driver had locked it, in accordance with reporting by Law and Crime.

The lady used her cellphone to ship her pal her location round 3:18am asking for assist. Minutes after she despatched the textual content, the driving force allegedly took her about 10 minutes north of the place her tire blew out to an house complicated parking zone the place she was assaulted.

Reynaldo Tapia-Arcibar, 31, is accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a Texas woman after offering to help her fix a blown tire
Reynaldo Tapia-Arcibar, 31, is accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a Texas lady after providing to assist her repair a blown tire (Travis County Jail)

The sufferer managed to flee from the automobile and referred to as 911. When cops confirmed up, the girl was “screaming for help,” and Mr Tapia-Arcibar allegedly fled the scene.

Police returned to the house complicated roughly seven hours later and noticed Mr Tapia-Arcibar leaving one of many models. He was arrested at the moment, KTBC studies.

Under Texas state regulation, fees of aggravated kidnapping within the first-degree is a felony carrying a most sentence of life in jail and a wonderful of as much as $10,000.

Michael Bullock, the president of the Austin Police Association, advised Fox News that people who find themselves awaiting roadside help can name their native police to attend alongside them till assist arrives.

He additionally suggested anybody calling roadside help to ask for the names of the individuals who will probably be responding to them in addition to the make and mannequin of the automobile being dispatched.

He additionally suggested folks to share their places with family members as quickly as they’re in a troublesome state of affairs, reasonably than ready till they really feel as if they’re in peril. Mr Bullock stated that police had been capable of attain the sufferer inside 10 minutes as a result of she was sharing her location when she referred to as for assist.

“If someone’s location is being shared, then we’re able to live track where they are, and it’s a lot easier for us to get there more quickly,” he told Fox News. “What she did is something that’s very helpful to us to be able to get there a lot quicker. It’s very smart thinking on her part.”

Mr Tapia-Arcibar was booked into the Travis County Jail underneath a $50,000 bond. If he posts bond, he will probably be required to put on a GPS ankle tracker and will probably be barred from having any contact with the alleged sufferer. His subsequent courtroom listening to is scheduled for 12 June.