Man arrested in failed kidnappings of women at coffee stands
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A man was arrested after police say he tried to kidnap women working at two drive-thru coffee stands, Salem Police detectives said Saturday.
Christopher Santibanez, 39, of Independence, visited two coffee stands in Salem around 5:30 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. July 25, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported. In both instances, he approached the women, displayed a handgun and demanded the employee leave with him, police said.
Both times, the employees were able to get away from him and call police.
The Human Bean, another nearby drive-thru coffee shop, reported a man attempting to get into their business the same day. Police believe it was the same man.
They identified him using community tips, photographs and surveillance video.
Santibanez was booked into Marion County Correctional Facility on suspicion of robbery, kidnapping and felon in possession, police said.