NORWALK, Conn. — A Norwalk man was arrested on kidnapping charges after he took a female victim on a drive and refused to drop her off at her college — or anywhere else, police said.
The incident began at 8 a.m. Tuesday as Cesar Jimenez, 23, was taking the female victim to school to take an exam, but he insisted that they discuss an issue between them and would not let her out of the car, police said.
The victim then asked to be driven to a friend’s house instead, but Jimenez then drove her back to a Norwalk residence, police said.
Jimenez then took off driving again — north on the Merritt Parkway — and said he would continue driving until they talked about the incident, police said.
Eventually, he pulled off the parkway and into a park, police said. He punched the steering wheel as well as the dashboard and verbally threatened the victim, according to police. Jimenez then ordered the victim out of the car and began driving around the parking lot, then told her to get back in the vehicle, police said.
The woman, who was afraid to get in the front seat, got in the back and Jimenez drove back to a Norwalk home, police said. She didn’t want to go inside, but Jimenez dragged her by the coat, police said. Once inside, he again brought up the prior incident, police said.
Jimenez grabbed a knife from the kitchen, but he put it down when the victim asked, police said.
He left the house, and the victim called police. Officers called Jimenez and asked him to come to the station, which he promptly did, police said.
The victim did not sustain any physical injuries from the incident, police said.
Jimenez was charged with first-degree kidnapping, second-degree threatening, first-degree unlawful restraint and disorderly conduct. His bond was set at $40,000 with a court date of April 6, police said.
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