A Cypress man was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping a female acquaintance after threatening her with a knife then driving around Orange County with her for several hours before she was able to flee, authorities said Saturday.
At about 1 a.m. Oct. 12, Jeremy Roy Curtis Turner, 24, arrived at the victim's residence in Costa Mosta where they both agreed to drive to a nearby residence in the 9300 block of Valley View St. in Cypress, said Officer Paulo Morales of the Cypress Police Department.
As they left the Cypress home, Turner grew upset with the victim, allegedly grabbed her arm so she could not leave and held a box cutter to her throat and stomach, Morales said.
Over the next few hours, Turner drove the victim around various cities around Orange County, said the officer.
At around 7:30 a.m., they stopped at a Starbucks in the 13100 block of Goldenwest Street in Westminster, where the victim was able to escape and ran to the nearby office for the California Highway Patrol, according to Morales.
After contacting the Westminster Police Department, officers arrived at the scene and arrested Turner without incident, Morales said.
Police also recovered money in the suspect's wallet that was allegedly stolen from the victim's person, the officer said.
Turner was booked at the Westminster Police Department on suspicion of kidnapping and robbery and was later taken to the Orange County Jail.