An aged Alabama lady was kidnapped by a person who left her sure in duct tape inside his closet, authorities mentioned Tuesday.
Tony Lamar White, 47, is being sought in Monday’s kidnapping of 75-year-old Betty Cobb, whom he adopted house as she went buying, according to the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office.
“He randomly selected her,” Sheriff Matthew Wade wrote Tuesday in an electronic mail to The Put up. “She was shopping for groceries and he adopted her to her residence.”
Deputies mentioned Cobb left her keys and cellphone on her mattress, whereas her glasses and a few groceries have been discovered within the driveway of her Anniston house.
Cobb was found later Monday inside a closet at White’s house in Anniston, the place she was sure with duct tape, Lt. Falon Hurst mentioned.
“I don’t understand how he chosen her, however he adopted her house from a grocery retailer,” Hurst advised The Put up.
A motive within the kidnapping stays unclear. Cobb was taken to a hospital for remark after being rescued by deputies. She and White didn’t know one another, Hurst mentioned.
Reached for remark early Tuesday, Cobb confirmed White was a stranger however had little else to say except for that she felt “fairly good” contemplating Monday’s scary incident.
“I simply can’t discuss proper now,” Cobb advised The Put up earlier than hanging up.
White, who stays on the run, could also be on foot within the space of Fourth Avenue in Anniston. He additionally might be driving a silver Chrysler 300 with a license plate of 11JA702, sheriff’s officers mentioned.
Anybody with info relating to White’s whereabouts ought to name authorities at (256) 236-6600. He has a number of warrants for his arrest and must be thought of harmful, WBRC reported.
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