Photo: Alberto Ulloa-Avila
MOUNTAIN VIEW – The Mountain View Police Department, (MVPD) has made an arrest of a man who forced a driver from San Jose to take him to KFC in Mountain View.
According to the MVPD, “On May 5 around 3 am, the driver, a 31-year-old San Jose man, was looking for a parking space near 14th and Santa Clara streets in San Jose when 21-year-old transient Alberto Ulloa-Avila allegedly opened the door to the passenger seat, got into the car and demanded the driver take him anywhere he wanted to go.” The driver, fearing for his life, started to drive and eventually took the suspect to the KFC located on El Camino and Castro Street.
Once the driver stopped and parked, Ulloa tried to rob the driver. The driver then got out of the vehicle and started running as he dialed 9-1-1 to get help. Ulloa then jumped in the driver seat and started to drive the vehicle away, but then changed his mind and started to try and follow the victim who had fled on foot.
During the brief chase, the MVD was able to respond and located both the suspect and victim. The suspect was taken into custody without further incident and is currently being housed in the Northern section of the Santa Clara County Main Jail.
According to the MVPD, “Ulloa-Avila was subsequently arrested for kidnapping, making criminal threats, vehicle theft, violating a protective order, and driving on a suspended license.” The next court date has been set for June 5, 2018, at 9:00 am. Bail has been set at $250,000.