Woman Kidnapped at Bus Stop by Group of Men, Taken to Strange Apartment and Drugged (Update)

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Watch your back, people.
A 24-year-old woman was kidnapped by a group of men as she stood at a bus stop near the Embarcadero.

According to Sgt. Danielle Newman, the woman was dropped off at the Greyhound Bus station near Folsom and Spear streets at about 7 p.m. She didn't have enough money to buy a ticket so she went outside the station to smoke a cigarette and wait for her friends. At that point, she met one of the suspects and began walking with him, Newman says.

He then grabbed her tablet and pushed her into some type of sedan where two other men were waiting.

The victim was taken to an unknown residence in the Mission District where she believes she was drugged "and does not remember a lot of details," Newman says.

The next day, she convinced the suspects to let her call a friend to pick her up. One of the suspects walked the victim out of the building with all of her belongings. When she got to the 2300 block of Mission Street, the victim called the cops who arrived at the scene and arrested 34-year-old Carlos Artaga on suspicion of kidnapping, false imprisonment, and sexual battery.

The woman was taken to a nearby hospital and treated.

"There are several issues with this story that will make it difficult to prosecute, and there are a lot of empty holes in the story," Newman tells us. "That being said, regardless of the issues, we take every report of a crime seriously. This case needless to say is still open and being investigated."


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mattdub70
mattdub70

Use whatever critical thinking skills you have. This story is about 30% accurate. 

Lucas Frozi Coutinho
Lucas Frozi Coutinho

This story has more holes than the arms of tenderloin crackheads. I'm surprised it got so much press before it even got prosecuted. The woman was clearly drugged to begin with, got in "trouble" by herself, and is now trying to get money from a couple of well-off dudes. Their only crime was to think with their genitals.

downtownbrown
downtownbrown

"I don't remember anything", how can you prove or disprove anything  then?

Marine Macerot
Marine Macerot

Paulo Netto gave the same description of kidnaping to his sister on the phone .lots of similarities. and same locations.it is a pattern.

Federale
Federale topcommenter

This was no crime, this was a tweeker who needed money.

Everett Sears
Everett Sears

They need to be hug up by there balls that is not right to threat a woman like that

Alex Orellana
Alex Orellana

Whats going on with San Francisco??? The crime rate is going up like crazy up there

Lori Lav
Lori Lav

San Francisco is so dangerous. And this is coming from a New Yorker. Gross. Can't wait to move home

Christopher Melgar
Christopher Melgar

This story doesn't add up. She walked with one of them? She thinks she was drugged? They let her use the phone? Wtf.

chasearch
chasearch

no one knows the facts, so you really should not just assume that the guy did something wrong.  There are thousands of cases where girls LIE because they feel bad about something stupid that they did that made them feel like whores.  This could be one of those cases. 

Lala Bean
Lala Bean

I'm sure he raped her.he knocked her out.I used to live in the mission just checked a few years ago. It is so filled with health. It is dirty people always standing on a corner harassing women blowing kisses. Ugly people. 5 people living in a one bedroom and they want to know why they attract people like that. Thank goodness he was stupid enough to let her know where he lived. That neighborhood is filled his stupidity uneducated motherfuckers. I have nothing nice to say about anybody who kidnaps, rates, takes advantage of people especially women. I would not have gone to the cops I would have returned back to the house I'm done what I have to do to put my ass in jail because I guarantee that girl not get to justice she deserves. Its not like she can find out this week if she is free of STDs and pregnancy. Shame on his parents or their parents for raising kidnapper psycho criminals

Kevin Kirby
Kevin Kirby

Kidnappers typically don't let you phone home. Sounds more like hospitality that didn't pan out.

sftitan
sftitan

That new story makes zero sense.

塞繆塞繆
塞繆塞繆

Good for her! 3 less thugs out on the streets of SF

Ptah Bread
Ptah Bread

Good going for the ninja ass girl who got away!

Elena Irueta
Elena Irueta

Good for her... for escaping! And I'm so glad the idiot was stupid enough to chase her all the way to the cops. I'm so glad she's well and they're in custody!

Chris Feroz
Chris Feroz

sounds like an old fashioned Frisco Barbary Coast Shanghai attempt

adelacuba
adelacuba

I'm sorry but you are a bigot who's brain is about the size of pea. I'm glad you left and went back home. wherever that may be. 

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