A 21-year-old Southeast Washington woman who was abducted by two men Wednesday night was rescued by police a short time later after a D.C. police sergeant noticed her leg dangling out the back of a truck, D.C. police said yesterday.
They said two suspects were arrested by U.S. Park Police and charged as fugitives from the District after the sergeant stopped the vehicle in Prince George's County.
The suspects, William Edward Blazek, 29, of 4723 Olympia Ave., Beltsville, and Lanny Jerome Caldwell, 36, of 1418 Early Oates La., Fairmount Heights, were charged yesterday in D.C. Superior Court with kidnaping with intent to assault, D.C. police said.
They said the woman, whose name was not released and who was not injured in the incident, was walking in the 3300 block of Savannah Street SE about 11 p.m. when two men forced her into a van.
A short time later, Sgt. Joseph J. Thomas of the 7th District, on routine patrol in a police cruiser, noticed the van careering along the Suitland Parkway with the back doors flapping open and a leg hanging out, police said.
They said he chased the truck into Prince George's County, where he forced it to the shoulder of Suitland Parkway and arrested one suspect while another got out of the vehicle and ran into a wooded area.
The second suspect was arrested shortly afterward.