Police say woman was not kidnapped in Gravesend, knew man who carried her into minivan

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Monday, April 24, 2023
Police confirm woman was not kidnapped in Brooklyn
According to police, the man and woman in a suspicious surveillance video knew each other and they confirmed she was not being kidnapped.

GRAVESEND, Brooklyn (WABC) -- The NYPD is now confirming that a woman caught on surveillance video being carried into a car was not being kidnapped.

Police asked for the public's assistance in locating a woman they said was kidnapped in the Gravesend section of Brooklyn early Friday morning.

According to police, a man approached the woman at the intersection of Avenue W and Stillwell Avenue at around 1:45 a.m. and then carried her into a minivan before driving away.

It turned out that the woman and man in the video knew each other and both say no crime was committed.

Officials say no charges were filed and that their investigation is finished.

Latavia Hinton says she had just gotten off the train when she said 'something didn't feel right,' and saw a woman running down the street with a minivan in pursuit. She said based on what she saw, it didn't feel like the two knew each other.

"He literally runs out of his car, picks her up by her feet and throws her in the car," said Hinton, "my girlfriend and me is running toward the car, telling him to stop, we're going to call the police."


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