Opelika police say suspect posted kidnapping on social media
OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama authorities have arrested a man they say posted a video to social media showing him kidnapping a victim, tying him to a chair and lighting the ground below on fire.
The Opelika Police Department charged 30-year-old Kendrick Omar Hill with first-degree kidnapping, first-degree attempted assault and attempting to flee law enforcement.
Opelika-Auburn News reports that the viral video led them to Hill on Tuesday.
Officers said they recognized the location in the video and responded to find the 31-year-old male victim still tied to the chair. He was transported to a hospital.
The suspect fled once officers arrived, was captured after a search on Wednesday.
Court records weren’t yet available to show whether Hill has a lawyer to speak on his behalf.
Information from: Opelika-Auburn News, http://www.oanow.com/