Man accused of kidnapping woman arrested
PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (WSVN) -- A man accused of kidnapping a woman and trying to rape her faced a judge Wednesday afternoon.
Twenty-year-old suspect Sayyid Khan remains behind bars, facing a list of charges including one count each of armed kidnapping, attempt sexual battery, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, battery and two counts of aggravated assault with a firearm.
Police said he grabbed this college student from inside her Pembroke Pines apartment complex and forced her into his car, in the middle of the afternoon on Tuesday. On Wednesday, investigators said, they have recovered video evidence of the suspect stalking the victim before the kidnapping.
As he was putting her into his car, she was able to scream for help. Her brother saw the whole thing from a window upstairs and called 911. The suspect then took the girl to a Davie mobile home park and held her at knife-point. He duct-taped her hands and eyes, telling her to get in the back seat of his car. That's when he attempted to sexually assault her. The victim was able to fight him off, however.
Broward County Circuit Court Judge John Hurley read from the police report as Khan stood before him. "At some point, she tried to get away, the jumping out of the car. It says you struck her with the handgun on the head three times. She had swelling to the face, cut on the face. Allegedly, then, she was able to punch you in the groin and able to grab possession of the handgun from your hands. She pulled the trigger, but the handgun did not fire."
Police said that weapon was a pellet gun. They have now confiscated that.
Police first found the car and then caught up with the suspect on foot, as he tried to flee after the victim fought him off.
Police held a news conference at 2:30 p.m. to go over more details of this harrowing crime. Pembroke Pines police Captain Al Xiques shared more details how the victim fought off her assailant. "She began to fight she felt the firearm placed against her face and he began to hit her over the head with the firearm, and she actually removed the firearm from his hands during the struggle, and she pulled the trigger, but it didn't fire."
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