Man arrested on suspicion of kidnapping after female pedestrian is grabbed off sidewalk in Ocean Beach

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San Diego police arrested a man on suspicion of kidnapping in what they believe was a domestic violence incident after a female pedestrian reportedly was grabbed off a sidewalk in Ocean Beach on Aug. 20.

Police began receiving calls about a male driver who had grabbed the pedestrian and pulled her into his Ford pickup in the area of Nimitz Boulevard and West Point Loma Boulevard at about 8:40 a.m.

Other 911 callers reported seeing a confrontation between a driver and a female occupant in a truck that matched the description of the pickup, police said. At least one caller said the driver had tattoos on his face.

The pedestrian later showed up at a San Diego County sheriff’s station in Spring Valley. It was unclear how she got there or whether she was hurt.

Going off the pickup’s license plate number, officers went to check a suspect’s home. They found him nearby on Quail Street near F Street in San Diego’s Mount Hope neighborhood, pulled over the truck and arrested him.

Police said the case was being investigated as kidnapping and domestic violence.

“We’re talking with both of them to determine exactly what happened,” Lt. David Bautista told OnScene.TV.


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