Palmdale man kidnapped, tied up and carjacked Thursday

The victim (sitting) speaks with deputies Thursday shortly after being found. Photo credit: LUIS MEZA

PALMDALE – Palmdale deputies are searching for two suspects, who allegedly kidnapped a man at gunpoint, tied him up with his shoelaces and then stole his vehicle.

The incident happened around 1:30 p.m. Thursday in east Palmdale, according to Palmdale Station Watch Commander Lt. Sylvies.

“The victim was at [William J.] McAdam Park by himself when he was approached by two male Hispanic suspects in their mid-20s,” Sylvies said. “One of the suspects was armed with a revolver, and they ordered the victim to drive them away from the park in the victim’s car.”

Sylvies said the men directed the victim to a secluded area near Angeles Forest Highway and Mt. Emma Road.

The victim was taken to a remote location and assaulted. Photo credit: LUIS MEZA

“They ordered him out of the car and had him walk down a dirt path away from the roadway,” he said.

They assaulted the man and then used his shoelaces to bind his wrists and ankles, Sylvies said. The suspects then fled the location in the man’s car. A man on an afternoon hike happened upon the scene and called for help.

The victim, described as a Hispanic male about 45-years-old, was taken to the hospital for observation.

The thieves also took the man’s cell phone and may have some other personal items that was in the vehicle, Sylvies said.

The stolen vehicle is a Gold 2004 Chevy Cavalier, license plate number 5RXR806.

Sylvies said there were people in the park during the alleged kidnapping, but detectives were unable to locate any witnesses to the actual incident.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Palmdale Station detectives at 661-272-2400. If you would like to provide information anonymously, you can do so by calling Crimestoppers at 800-222-8477.

UPDATED 6/1/12 @ 3:30 p.m.: The victim has changed his story, and now says he was not kidnapped from William J. McAdam park. Read the latest here.

  6 comments for “Palmdale man kidnapped, tied up and carjacked Thursday

  1. H8 Section8
    June 1, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    This is what happens a lot in Mexico. Welcome to Calimexico!

  2. lucas
    June 1, 2012 at 8:24 am

    Why do you need a (CCP) when you got all those punks stealing and killing the owners of business and getting away with murder. They don’t need your CCP [concealed carry permits]. NOW THE STORY OF THIS GUY SOUND FISHY. MAYBE HE WAS BEHIND HIS PAYMENTS ON THE CAR OR HE JUST COULDN’T PAY FOR IT AND TOLD SOMEONE TO DO HIM A FAVOR.

    • Alex
      June 1, 2012 at 9:42 am

      Did you miss the entire point of the post? My post was in general, and your post is entirely vague and lacking thought and consideration.

      Why is a CCW, (I use this term because it is the most standard around the nation,) not needed?

      Most criminals who commit murder and robbery are career criminals, so they would not be legally allowed to carry under the 1968 act and Brady Act.

      So again, statistically a CCW user would not be the one robbing people with their weapon.

      In California there is roughly 33,000 CCW users, and approximately 90,000 Law Enforcement Officers. Some officers get an official concealed carry permit, but most do not need it thanks to federal law. However if you do look at the statistics, about 5-10 thousand of the 33,000 is or was Law Enforcement.

      There is a reported population of 37,691,912 in California. So at the high end there is only around 120,000 armed citizens away from their homes and property able to protect themselves and others with concealed weapons legally. So only a very small percentage is capable of protecting themselves and others outside of their property. (Unless they open carry an unloaded rifle, and California just banned the open carry of handguns as well.)

  3. Alex
    June 1, 2012 at 3:42 am

    LT I agree, we need more people with CCW (concealed carry permits.)

    The deputies cannot be everywhere all the time, so we, the people need to be able to freely use our 2nd amendment rights to defend our persons, property, and pursuit of happiness.

    How can one be happy and feel free while living in fear that they cannot defend themselves against perpetrators of crimes like this?

    If we keep allowing this to happen, soon enough the cartels will move from south of the border into the states, and when we cannot defend ourselves, than they will try to limit freedom of speech as well, much like they are already doing in Mexico.

    All our freedoms work in an equilibrium, to allow each one to function we need the other to work as well. You cannot defend your 1st, without your 2nd.

  4. LT
    May 31, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    Sounds way similar to the car jacking and murder that happened in lake la a couple of months ago.

    • Cheri
      May 31, 2012 at 10:53 pm

      Sure does!

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