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Surveillance footage shows a man attacking and kidnapping a woman
Las Vegas Police via CNN

Las Vegas Kidnapping Caught on Home Security Camera

In a chilling home surveillance video, a Las Vegas woman can be seen running up to the front door of a home and banging on the door. A man is then seen jumping from a white sedan, running her down, pushing her over, and kicking her in the stomach, causing her to double over and tumble down the home’s steps.

The man can be heard shouting, “Why would you do that?” as she begs for him to stop and is dragged by her hair toward the car. The video is unpleasant, hard to watch, and a stark reminder of the importance of home security systems in keeping criminals in check.

Kidnapping Incident Caught on Camera

The incident was caught on camera without the attacker or victim likely being aware of the recording. The woman in the video is clearly in a state of panic, trying desperately to get someone’s attention. Police have stated that the identities of both the woman and her assailant are currently unknown, and neither have been seen since the incident.

The crime was captured late at night, at 12:48 AM on Wednesday. Investigators are still on the lookout for the victim and the kidnapper, but the kidnapper’s car’s plates are, unfortunately, unreadable in the video. His vehicle is believed to be a white Hyundai Sonata with a sunroof.

Identifying Markers

In the video, the woman appears to be between the ages of 20 and 30, and is likely white or light-skinned with dark hair. She was last seen wearing ripped blue jeans, dark boots and a dark, long-sleeved shirt.

The attacker appears to be a black man with short, dark hair and was last seen wearing dark pants, brown dress shoes and a white shirt with horizontal dark stripes.

Investigators have urged anyone with information about this kidnapping to contact them. Those with tips can reach the Las Vegas police at 702-828-3111 or Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555. Tips that lead to an arrest could be eligible for a cash reward, according to police. The woman’s life could be in danger, and time is of the essence for police to intervene and help her.

Dan Perez

Dan Perez

As a veteran beat reporter, Dan Perez has seen it all. The creativity (and sometimes stupidity) of criminals knows no bounds—and that’s why it’s so important to keep an eye on crime in your hometown.

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