MILLCREEK, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - A high speed chase for a pair of suspected attempted kidnappers made for an unusually exciting day in one Millcreek neighborhood. The chase involved several car crashes, and a lot of frightened neighbors.
Wednesday a man took the Utah Highway Patrol on a wild chase, and he caused quite a stir in one Millcreek neighborhood.
"I was quite frightened in the beginning, wondering what in the world is going on," said Heidi Faurer, witness.
Police said the man was on the run, because he and another woman kidnapped someone with a knife and a gun at the McDonald's on 500 South in downtown Salt Lake City. The pair drove the victim to Park City, but she escaped, and police began searching for their car, an orange Chevy Avalanche. When police spotted it and tried to pull him over coming out of Parley's Canyon, the man wouldn't stop.
"As soon as he exited he crashed into 2 cars," said Lt. Randall Richey, Utah Highway Patrol.
Police said he sped into a Millcreek cul-de-sac off 2300 East and 2900 South. He finally crashed into a fence, and made a run for it. Kristin Allred lives close by, she found him hiding in her backyard.
"I heard something going on in this area, so I peeked around the corner here and there he was crouched down," said Kristin Allred, Millcreek resident.
Allred said she had no idea who he was, but when she heard police sirens she figured it out quick.
"And I actually said 'Hey' and he kind of smirks at me and said 'Hey' and that's when it clicks and I made a run for my back door," said Allred.
After Allred called 911, it only took police minutes to find him, and the suspect surrendered.
"There were so many officers here within a short amount of time that basically left him no where to run," said Richey.
If you ask Allred, she's glad police caught him.
"Yah, it's pretty scary. My heart's still beating," she said.
At last check, just before Wednesday at 10:00 p.m. both the man and the woman suspect are being questioned by police. When they're finally booked into jail, they're facing a list of charges including the possibility of attempted kidnapping, attempted assault and evading police.
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