A man forced a woman into his car near the District of Columbia border in Prince George's County on Tuesday night and drove her to secluded section of Oxon Hill, but ran away when his car became stuck in the mud. He was chased by a citizen and finally arrested, county police reported.
Charged with kidnaping and held in lieu of $30,000 bond was Maurice Vincent Hodge, 24, of 1603 Eastern Ave. NE.
Police said the incident began around 11 p.m. Tuesday when the woman, whose name was not released, was pulled into a car by a man as she waited at a bus stop at the intersection of Indian Head Highway and Southern Avenue.
The man then drove to a private driveway, according to authorities, where the woman's screams were heard by an unidentified 10-year-old man who lives in the area. The man started running toward the car.
When the driver tried to back his car out of the vehicle breaking her leg, police said. At the same time, the suspect's car became stuck in the mud, and the man got out and started running away, chased by the neighbor.
Police cruisers, alerted by another unidentified resident, arrived and made the arrest, police said.