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Charles Lewis, 36, Kidnapped a Woman at Gunpoint from a Downtown Lot, Police Say

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A 25-year-old woman was kidnapped while leaving a downtown party on Thursday night.

According to police, the woman was getting into her 2004 Lexus, parked in a lot adjacent to Bryan Tower at about 11 p.m. when a man approached with a gun and knife. He forced her inside, hopped into the driver's seat, and headed out of town.

At some point during the drive, several witnesses noticed that the woman was in distress and followed the stolen car. It's not clear from the police report whether these were partygoers or passing motorists, but they were able to perform a citizen's arrest of the kidnapper after the Lexus came to a stop in Kaufman, a Dallas PD spokesman said.

The whole ordeal lasted 45 minutes and covered more than 30 miles.

Police arrived a few minutes later and arrested 36-year-old Charles Lewis on an aggravated kidnapping charge.


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