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Woman at Wendy’s drive-thru in NC asks for help, says she’s been kidnapped, CMPD says

Woman at Wendy’s drive-thru says she’s been kidnapped

Two females in a vehicle ordered food in their drive-thru and that one person in the car said she's been kidnapped.
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Two females in a vehicle ordered food in their drive-thru and that one person in the car said she's been kidnapped.

An early morning customer at a Wendy’s drive-thru in west Charlotte told the store clerk she was being kidnapped, igniting an urgent search for the car Friday morning, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police.

The bizarre scene played out at 12:19 a.m. at the Wendy’s on Boyer Street, north of Charlotte Douglas International Airport, said a police press release.

“Two females in a vehicle had ordered food in their drive-thru and that one of the occupants was asking for help and stated that she had been kidnapped,” said a release.

The store’s staff called police after the green Honda exited, but surveillance images were captured in the parking lot.

Investigators say the victim is an African-American woman, “approximately 40-60 years old with dark skin complexion.”

The suspected kidnapper was driving the vehicle, staff told police. She was described as African-American, “approximately 25-30 years old with light skin, and her hair was braided into a bun.” She was wearing glasses, had a small nose ring, and a flower tattoo on one shoulder, police said.

The Honda is possibly an Accord and had a sunroof and a temporary license plate, police said

CMPD is asking anyone with information to call the department at 704-432-TIPS or call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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