Boston Police report arresting an Acton man they say responded to a woman's demands that he stop and let her out because he'd been acting strangely by climbing into the back seat with her while she screamed to get people's attention because he'd enabled the child-safety locks so she couldn't get out.
Police say the woman had used her ride-share app - police did not identify which one to get a car at 1139 Commonwealth Ave., in Packards Corner, around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday. But she quickly started getting a bad vibe from the driver and asked that he stop and let her out.
When the suspect stopped the car, the female attempted to open the door but found that the child safety locks had been enabled on both rear doors, making her egress impossible and trapping her inside the vehicle. As the victim began to scream and bang on the glass in an attempt to draw attention to the unfolding situation, the suspect began to climb into the rear passenger area of the vehicle, laughing periodically. The victim was able to quickly slide around the suspect, into the driver’s seat at which time she was able to unlock the door and exit the vehicle, making her way to safety.
Acting on a request from BPD, Acton Police arrested Kamal Essalak, 47, of their town on Saturday. He will be arraigned on a charge of kidnapping, police say.