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Redheaded Hitchhiker Kidnaps Dacula Man

Victim says suspect was armed and “impaired.”

An attempt to help a seemingly impaired man ended in the kidnapping and robbery of a Dacula man.

The victim said he was on his way to work when he saw a man staggering down the sidewalk near the intersection of Dacula Road and Winder Highway. Concerned that the man needed help, the victim offered him a ride to the .

Just before reaching the gas station, the suspect reportedly pulled a handgun and pointed it at the victim. According to the victim, the suspect said, “Do exactly as I say or I’ll shoot you.”

The suspect ordered the victim to drive from Dacula to I-85. During the ride, the suspect demanded cash, but the victim did not have any with him. The victim continued driving southbound on I-85 until the suspect ordered him to exit the interstate. The victim said he did not know what exit they took, but described it as being in the northern part of Atlanta. When the victim came to a stop at a red light, the suspect reportedly jumped out of the vehicle and ran away.

The victim said he did not have a cell phone and did not know the location of any Atlanta police stations, so he drove back to the on Alcovy Road. However, upon reaching the precinct, the victim found the door locked and no officers present so he returned to his home to call authorities.

The victim described the suspect as a redheaded, freckled white male in his early 20s standing approximately 6-foot tall and weighing 160 pounds. At the time of the reported kidnapping, the suspect was wearing what the victim described as a “wife-beater” style white tank top and khaki shorts. The victim said the suspect appeared “impaired” due to the fact his eyes were half open and “droopy.” The suspect was “very skinny” and had a lean face according to the victim.

The case remains under investigation.

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