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Police Ask For Help After Violent Kidnapping Caught On Ring Camera

Charlotte, NC – Police have released a doorbell security video filmed early on Wednesday that showed a violent kidnapping in the hopes that the public will come forward with identity of the kidnapper or his victim (video below).

The violent abduction occurred at about 3 a.m. on Dec. 15 in the front yard of a home in the Sheffield Park neighborhood near Independence Parkway and Albemarle Road, WRAL reported.

The homeowners did not hear anything when it happened and didn’t know anything was amiss until the next morning.

The homeowner told WCNC that when she opened her front door shortly before 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday she found a red wig and a black house slipper in the front yard.

“And I said, ‘Hmm — let me check the cameras’,” the woman recalled.

She said she was horrified by what she saw when she checked the video on her Ring app and called the police right away, WCNC reported.

“[It’s] scary! Scary, because I don’t know what’s going on,” the homeowner explained.

The video began with a woman running to the front door of the home yelling for help.

She got to the door and started to bang but a split-second later the man pursuing her caught up, the doorbell video showed.

The man grabbed the woman, pulled her away from the door, and hurled her to the ground, the video showed.

Then he brutally punched her at least 10 times in the head and face area, continuing to deliver blows even after he began dragging her away from the house.

The woman can be heard screaming in the video, but police said none of the neighbors heard the altercation, WCNC reported.

The video showed the kidnapper dragged the woman away from the house toward a car that was waiting at the curb.

Police said the vehicle appeared to be a silver Honda Fit, WCNC reported.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) released the Ring video on Wednesday afternoon with an appeal for any information on the identities of the people in the video.

“Detectives believe that the victim has sustained injuries that need immediate medical treatment due to this assault and kidnapping,” CMPD said in a statement released to the media with the video.

Police said investigators believe the suspect and the victim knew each other but said the homeowner where the attack occurred had no connection to either party, WRAL reported.

Watch the incident unfold in the video below. WARNING – Graphic Content:

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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