An Oregon State University Freshman has recently been charged with kidnapping, menacing, and coercion. Newport Police Department declared that the 19-year-old computer engineered student kidnapped a female hotel employee over the weekend and forced her into his car.
University Freshman Used Fake Gun to Kidnap Victim
A Newport Police Department spokesperson confirmed that a 19-year-old Oregon State University freshman has recently been arrested and charged with kidnapping a hotel employee.
According to the authorities, on Saturday, at around 3 a.m., Cedar A. Haddad, a 19-year-old computer engineering student, enters the Nye Beach Inn. Several minutes later, he approaches the front desk, where an unidentified female employee was working.
Haddad talks to her for a while before whipping out his gun which he kept concealed in his pants. The woman screams and drops to the floor. According to the detectives who analyzed the hotel’s security footage, Haddad told the woman that he only wanted to rob her, but the screams made him change his mind.
Several minutes later, Haddad walks out the front door with the female employee. The victim would later tell the authorities that the assailant kept his gun pressed against her ribs.
Haddad jumps into his car and drives around for about 90 minutes, stopping once or twice along the way. The victim told the police that the University freshman didn’t say anything during the trip. He eventually left the woman near an apartment complex.
Haddad was arrested the same day and charged with kidnapping, coercion, and menacing. The investigators determined that the firearm Haddad used to frighten his victim was a toy.
The University freshman refused to say why he kidnapped the female employee. As far as the authorities could tell, Haddad took nothing from his victim before abandoning her.
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