Renton

Police: Woman kidnapped, robbed by stoned friend

SEATTLE -- "If you're scared now, just wait. I run this turf, and I'm going to make your life hell."

Those are the words a woman heard from a friend right before he threatened to crash the car they were in if she didn't give him her purse, according to the Seattle Police Department.

The incident started early Tuesday morning when the suspect called the victim, who is friends with him, to pick him up in Everett and drive him to Renton.

The victim picked the suspect up and agreed to let him drive on the way back to Renton. But, while they were on I-5 the suspect decided he wanted to go to West Seattle instead, according to the police report.

The two got in a fight, and the suspect wanted to go somewhere to talk about it. When the victim told the suspect she didn't want to stop anywhere, he got really angry, according to the report.

The victim later told officers she thought her friend may have been on drugs and told him she was scared. According to the report, she started crying and asked to get out of the car.

That's when the suspect reportedly demanded drugs from her and told her to give him what was in her purse. If she didn't, he was going to crash the car with both of them in it, according to the report.

The victim told officers the suspect was driving fast and recklessly. She thought he was angry and high enough to purposefully crash the car, and she was afraid for her life.

According to the report, the victim threw her purse at the suspect and jumped out of the car. She told officers the suspect tried to follow her and apologize, but he also might have been trying to run her over at the same time.

The victim flagged down a truck driver near the 6300 block of First Avenue South, and he called 911 for her.

Meanwhile, the suspect reportedly drove off in the victim's car with her purse containing her wallet, iPad and Kindle.