David Ryel was unarmed at the time of his arrest and was booked for Attempted Kidnapping 1st degree and Felony Harassment
A man who told his victim he was “homeless and hungry’’ was arrested Saturday in an attempted kidnapping incident.
On Saturday (Oct. 29) at about 5:50 p.m., Clark County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a robbery call at the Fred Meyer store in Hazel Dell. An elderly female customer called 9-1-1 to report a homeless male had gotten into the backseat of her car while she was seated in the driver’s seat, threatened her with a gun, then fled on foot.
Deputies arrived in the area checking for the suspect and one contacted the victim. She reported the male told her “I have a gun to your head. Just drive or I’ll shoot you in the head.” She told the male to get out of her car several times. The male apologized saying he was “homeless and hungry” then got out of her car and ran away.
The suspect was not located in the immediate area however a person matching the description was stopped and detained several blocks away. The female was able to provide a positive identification of the suspect.
David Ryel was unarmed at the time of his arrest and was booked for Attempted Kidnapping 1st degree and Felony Harassment.
Information provided by Clark County Sheriff’s Office.
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