Pasadena Kidnapping Suspect Identified and Arrested

Published : Thursday, May 5, 2016 | 4:30 PM

Pasadena police have captured a man suspected of kidnapping two young women in Northwest Pasadena and taking them on a wild ride during which one the women jumped from the moving truck, injuring herself.

On Saturday, April 30, 2016 at approximately 10:00 pm, two 18 year old females were waiting at a bus stop at Fair Oaks Ave. and Montana Street in Pasadena when they were offered a ride by a male in an older extra cab pick-up truck.

After some coaxing by the driver, the women accepted his offer. The women soon noticed that the suspect was not driving them to the direction they requested.

As the suspect drove on to the 210 freeway on-ramp at Mountain Street, the one of the female victims in the front passenger seat opened the door and jumped from the moving truck. A passerby saw her fall from the truck and called 911. The victim was subsequently transported to a local hospital and suffered a fractured ankle.

A short time later, a CHP officer contacted the second female victim on the 110 freeway at Olympic Bl, believing she was a hit and run victim, and learned of the kidnapping from Pasadena. LAPD Officers responded and transported the second victim to the Pasadena Police Department where officers learned the suspect had brandished a handgun, demanded sexual favors and threatened to kill the second as he drove with her. While in the area of the 110 Freeway south and Olympic Bl., the second victim pulled on the vehicle’s steering wheel causing the suspect vehicle to collide with another vehicle on the freeway. The suspect then opened the front passenger door and pushed the victim out of the slow moving truck before speeding away. An uninvolved motorist stopped to assist the victim who suffered an injury to her shoulder and arm.

Pasadena Police Detectives immediately began an intensive investigation and discovered the suspect was a parolee outfitted with a GPS monitoring device. The suspect was on parole for a PC 220 (assault to commit mayhem) conviction in June, 2008.

On Wednesday, May 4, 2016, Anthony Seth McDaniel, African American male, 38 years of age and Compton resident was arrested by the United States Marshal’s Pacific Southwest Fugitive Task Force as he left his place of employment in Carson, CA.

McDaniel was booked for PC 209(b)1 (Kidnapping for purposes of sexual assault). The case will be presented to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office on Friday, May 6, 2016. Mr. McDaniel remains in custody at the Los Angeles County jail with bail set at $2,000,000.00.

The investigation is on-going. Anyone with information is asked to contact Pasadena Police Detective Robin Stinson at (626) 744-7099, the Pasadena Police Dispatch nonemergency number at (626) 744-4241 (after-hours), or you may report information anonymously at crimestoppers.com. (insert key word Pasadena)

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