Witnesses Follow Kidnapper After Seeing Woman Being Forced Into Back Of U-Haul
On Saturday, January 14, just after 10 P.M., the police department in Bangor, Maine received multiple calls reporting a kidnapping in a Target parking lot. According to NBC affiliate News Center Maine, witnesses reported seeing a woman being grabbed and forced into a U-Haul rental van.
When the van drove away, two of the witnesses attempted to follow it, staying on the phone with dispatchers to inform authorities of its location. Eventually, they lost the moving van’s location, but police were able to track it down on a nearby freeway, and Bangor Police Department officers was able to make the arrest.
The driver of the van has now been identified as Colby Cooper from Brewer, Maine. According to police records, the 21-year-old is the former boyfriend of the victim. Cooper has now been charged with kidnapping, eluding, and domestic violence assault, and remains in Penobscot County Jail.