A 26-year-old woman was abducted at gunpoint and held several hours before managing to escape her assailant and notify police, authorities said Tuesday.
The woman, whose name was not released, was not sexually attacked in the kidnaping incident Monday afternoon, but Buena Park Police Lt. Bill Cox said the kidnaper did hit her.
The woman told police that a man with a gun surprised her in her living room about 1 p.m. Monday, gagged and blindfolded her, then forced her into his car, Cox said. Police said they believe the gunman entered the home in the 5800 block of Darlington Avenue through an unlocked rear door.
The kidnaper then took the woman to what she told police seemed to be a warehouse, where she was kept tied up, Cox said.