Student kidnaps hotel worker, takes her on bizarre ride: cops

A college freshman faces charges for kidnapping a hotel worker in Oregon at gunpoint then taking her on a joyride while handcuffed in his car, authorities said.

Cedar A. Haddad, an Oregon State University student, was arrested Wednesday on charges of kidnapping, menacing and coercion in connection to the alleged abduction, The Oregonian reported.

Police said the 19-year-old freshman showed up at the Inn at Nye Beach around 3 a.m. Saturday and whipped out a fake handgun.

Haddad, who is a computer science major, held the 26-year-old female employee at gunpoint, prompting her to scream.

“He wanted to point a gun at a person to put them in fear,” officers wrote in a police report.

Haddad then forced the woman to his car, where he handcuffed her and threw her in the backseat, according to police.

Police reviewed surveillance footage and identified Haddad as a suspect. Officers tracked him down at his off-campus residence in Corvallis.

He was arrested and booked Wednesday night in Lincoln County jail.

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