Man arrested for attempted kidnapping at Md. bus stop

8:37 AM, Jul 25, 2013   |    comments
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UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA9) -- Prince George's County Sheriff's authorities say they arrested a man for an attempted kidnapping at a bus stop.

According to authorities, Diego C. Sam was arrested Monday on a warrant for attempted kidnapping "obtained by Metro Transit Police detectives on July 15, 2013."

Sam is accused of driving up to a bus stop in the 7000 block of Highview Terrace in Hyattsville and offering a woman there a ride. She told him no, say authorities, and then Sam parked his vehicle and walked towards her. Sam is then accused of assaulting her and trying to force her to go with him in the car.

Authorities say the woman was able to break free and call police. As for Sam, they say he ran back to his car and fled the scene.

Deputies later found him in the 8100 block of 15th Avenue in Hyattsville.

Sam is now charged with attempted kidnapping, second degree assault and false imprisonment.

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