Kidnapped Woman Horrified When She Pulls Bag Off Her Head—And Sees A Picture Of…
The Daily Mail reports that the failed abduction of a 36-year-old woman in New Orleans led to the police discovering a ‘house of horrors’ at the prime suspect’s residence.
The unnamed woman, a Cuban national, was kidnapped from her home on Martinique Ave. in New Orleans by co-worker Mario Perez-Roque after she turned down his romantic overtures.
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She was then taken to the Perez-Roque’s apartment and held there, hands bound and head covered with a bag, while her captor and another unidentified man spoke in Spanish about ‘leaving the apartment.’
When she finally was able to untie her binds, she removed the bag to find, in horror, that she was staring at a pictureof herself.
She waited for an opportunity, and then ran from the house.
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One of the men gave chase, almost catching her until a stranger intervened.
Gary Messina was driving down Canal Street with his wife and son when they noticed a man chasing a woman down the street. He told WWL:
“I didn’t know for sure until he grabbed her and turned around and I saw the look on her face. I just jumped out of the car to try to stop the guy from pulling her back. As soon as I jumped out of the car he looked at me and he had her around the neck in a headlock and just wasn’t going to let her go.”
That’s when Messina began screaming that the police were coming, causing Perez-Roque to finally let go of the woman.
Messina is humble about what he did:
“My wife and I, when we stopped we just saw somebody that was in our community that needed some help.”
Perez-Roque was apprehended by authorities and now faces charges of false imprisonment and kidnapping, but based on the woman’s testimony, they’re looking for a second suspect as well.
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Chillingly, inside Perez-Roque’s home police found hidden compartments, false doors, cameras behind two-way mirrors, loose tiles which covered a chamber filled with restraints, and a cache of videotapes and DVDs — the contents of which police have not revealed.
Any individual with information regarding the Perez-Roque or his collaborator can call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.