Police: Woman notifies bank employees of kidnapping

Wichita Police Department (KSN File Photo)

WICHITA, Kansas – Wichita police say an 18-year-old woman was taken from her home in Oklahoma City by her estranged husband.  Luckily, some bank employees came to her rescue. It happened on Monday around 4:50 p.m. at the Intrust Bank located at the Dillons on South Broadway.

Police say earlier in the day the woman and her 25-year-old estranged husband met.

“She had met with her husband at her address in Oklahoma City at 11 a.m.,” said Lt. Jeff Gilmore, Wichita Police Department. “They were meeting to sign divorce paper work.”

Police say the man forced the woman into 1995 black Dodge Dakota and battered her to keep her from leaving. He then drove to his home on East Fairhaven in Wichita. He held her against her will. The two then went to the bank to get some papers notarized. That is when the woman was able to tip-off employees.

“At that point, she was able to advise people that she needed help. People did assist her and called 911. Then, he realized they were calling 911. He left in his vehicle,” said Gilmore.

Right now, police are still looking for the suspect. He is facing charges of domestic violence and aggravated kidnapping.

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