Wednesday, November 5, 2014

22 Year Old Carlesha Freeland-Gaither Abducted on the Streets of Philadelphia

Surveillance cameras recently caught the abduction of 22 year old Carlesha Freeland-Gaither on the streets of Philadelphia.

According to Huffington Post:

Authorities in Pennsylvania have released chilling video of a Philadelphia woman's abduction.

The dramatic video, which was captured by surveillance cameras in the Germantown section of the city Sunday night, shows an unidentified person grab 22-year-old Carlesha Freeland-Gaither and force her into a waiting vehicle in the 100 block of West Coulter Street.

According to Gary Mercante, a spokesman for the Philadelphia Police Department, the abduction, which occurred at about 9:40 p.m., was witnessed by a passerby, who notified police.

"[The witness] stated that he observed ... Freeland-Gaither, yelling for help, and being forced into a 4-door vehicle," Mercante said.

Authorities said Freeland-Gaither fought with her abductor. She broke out the driver and passenger side rear windows of the vehicle before it went speeding off.

When police arrived at the scene of the abduction, they found Freeland-Gaither's glasses and cellphone.

"Just let my daughter go. Whatever it takes, I don't care. Just let her go," Freeland-Gaither's father, Carl Freeland, told Philadelphia's KYW-TV.

According to the distraught father, his daughter works as a nurse and was visiting her godson in the hours leading up to her abduction, which happened just blocks from her home.

Authorities are now in a desperate search for the person responsible and are offering a $15,000 reward for information leading to his capture. They have also enlisted the help of the FBI.

The suspect vehicle is believed to be a 2000-2002 dark gray metallic 4-door Ford Taurus, with an unknown Pennsylvania license plate, police said.

The suspect is described as an African American male, 25-30 years of age, 5 feet 10 inches tall, with a medium-heavy build. He was wearing a dark colored jacket with a dark colored hood -- possibly a hooded sweatshirt underneath, with a dark colored hat and dark colored pants.

Freeland-Gaither was last seen wearing a light blue jean jacket, a gray and white sweater, blue jeans and tan/green shoes. She was also carrying a black backpack. She is described as 5 feet 3 inches tall and approximately 125 pounds, with brown eyes and braided hair. She has a tattoo on her lower back.

Anyone with information in the case is asked to contact the Philadelphia Police Department at (215) 686-3353 or anonymously at (215) 686-8477. Tips can also be texted to 773847.

This is such a troubling story.  A female walking down the street alone at night and just snatched.  I have posted a video from a surveillance camera that caught the abduction below.  And you can see that another vehicle came up on the scene and backed out; leaving dude to totally have his way.  And how many of us have done that or would do that if/when we came across a similar scene?  Unfortunately, it's the way of the world now.  I've been raised to "Mind my business" or more like, "Keep your nose out of shit that don't concern you.". The exact mentality that may have caused the second driver seen in the vid to not alert authorities and give a statement or better yet, to not even take note of anything of importance, such as a description of the suspect or the tags on the car; information that could greatly assist in this guy's capture and Carlesha's return.

And this is happening Worldwide.

Here is a picture of a "Person of Interest" (appears to be the same guy that forced her into his car) that used Carlesha's debit card at an ATM in Maryland:

Video of Carlesha Freehand-Gaither's abduction:

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