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Jersey Man Pulled Over For Driving in CarPooling Lane Arrested as Police Discover Two Kidnapped Victims In the Back Seat

January 25, 2015  |  Posted by: Giovanni DePhillips
Jersey Man Pulled Over For Driving in CarPooling Lane Arrested as Police Discover Two Kidnapped Victims In the Back Seat Image courtesy of nydailynews.com

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A New Jersey man was arrested for kidnapping after police pulled over his vehicle as he was by himself driving in the HOV lane, which is the carpool designated lane, and discovered the frightened victims in the back seat.

On Friday, at 8:03am, Louis Moreno Jr. was pulled over by Port Authority Police as he approached the George Washington Bridge while driving in the HOV lane and appeared to be a single passenger driver the 2002 Toyota Sequoia.

As the officer approached the vehicle, Moreno rolled down the rear drivers side window and showed the cop he had two other passengers in the third backseat row of the vehicle.

Upon seeing the two passengers, the officer let Moreno go, but as he began to drive away one of the passengers in the back seat attempted to jump out the back window and began screaming for help.

As the cop ordered Moreno to stop, he sped off, but was forced to stop because of traffic and was nabbed by additional officers.

According to the Port Authority Police, officers interviewed one of the victims in Spanish, he claimed Moreno picked him up and agreed to take him to Maryland for money, however once they arrived, Moreno demanded more cash. When he was unable to pay, Moreno seized the man’s cell phone, locked the doors and began driving to New York.

The second man, also a spanish speaking immigrant told police he was also held against his will.

Moreno was booked and charged with kidnapping. He is currently being held on $1 Million dollars bail.

In addition, Moreno was driving with a suspended license and was wanted for multiple parole violations.

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