A Desire for Junk Food Leads to Arrest for Kidnapping & Attempted Murder

A Desire for Junk Food Leads to Arrest for Kidnapping & Attempted Murder
Photo: Marcus Dean

RICHMOND — A man who left a trail of electronic evidence was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and attempted murder. Though it was his desire for junk food that ultimately did him in.

First the suspect used a phone app to ping a Lyft rideshare driver. The unfortunate driver picked up the suspect on September 12 at 10:50 p.m. This transaction was tracked by rideshare software.

This rideshare customer was demanding and rude to say the least. He allegedly threatened the driver, held a gun to his head and ordered him to follow his directions.

After driving through the streets of Richmond for a while, the suspect decided that he was hungry. He ordered the driver to pull into a gas station, so he could buy a snack.

After the suspect left his car, the driver seized upon this opportunity to flee. The driver waited until the suspect went inside the gas station store. Then the driver jumped out of the car and immediately started running away.

Upon seeing the driver flee, the suspect ran back outside and started shooting at him. Luckily the driver escaped unharmed. However, his car was damaged from being struck by several bullets.

The entire shooting incident was recorded by surveillance cameras at the gas station. It didn’t take long for Richmond PD to identify the suspect, 26-year-old Marcus Dean.

Police arrested Dean the following day on September 13. He was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility, where he remains presently not bondable.

His faces charges of kidnapping and attempted murder. And it seems he never did get his snack.

A Desire for Junk Food Leads to Arrest for Kidnapping & Attempted Murder was last modified: September 20th, 2019 by admin
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