A Los Angeles homeowner’s surveillance system may have captured a disturbing kidnapping as a terrified woman can be heard screaming over and over and begging for help before a car is seen speeding away from the scene.
“Somebody help me, please!” the unidentified woman desperately screams in between sobs in the clip released by the Los Angeles Police Department.
The chilling audio was captured around 11:20 p.m. Tuesday in a neighborhood in southwest Los Angeles not far from Leimert Park. A witness, who is seen in the video coming out of her front door and standing on the porch, reported seeing a black female with dark braided hair in the front passenger seat of a possible four-door white Prius, police said.
The witness told police she saw the victim’s hair being pulled backward as she was screaming.
The suspect, who is being described as a black male, can be heard shouting, “I’m sorry, I’m sorry,” as the woman continues to scream and call for help.
Then the car, which had plastic wrap over its front passenger side window, speeds off going southbound on 3rd Avenue, police said.
When police arrived at the scene a short time later, they were unable to find any evidence indicating a crime had occurred, KNBC reports.
Los Angeles Police have classified the incident as a “possible kidnapping” and are asking the public’s help to identify the woman or suspect in the case.
"I'm bothered and I'm rarely bothered," witness Denise Bingham told KABC of the screams she overheard. "I'm all shook up. I'm shaken up just talking about it. Her screams I can't forget it. I can't forget it."
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