Video: Police investigating a strange incident involving a Fresno postal worker

FRESNO, Calif. –Fresno Police are investigating an incident involving a postal worker that led to a short standoff on Saturday.

Police say a supervisor called to report some concerns about her employee. The woman said she spotted some ammunition in his car and tried to stop him from getting in the vehicle. She eventually got in the car with him and ended up in this neighborhood. The mailman went into a house, while she stayed in the car and called for help.

“What we’re investigating is a possible kidnapping. It’s too early to tell what’s going to be charged. The person who is detained does have a license for the registered gun, so we’re going to look into this to see if any crime has been committed,” said Lt. Phil Cooley, Fresno Police Department.

Source: Police investigating a strange incident involving a postal worker | abc30.com

  • paul

    So this is a direct quote from the story; “She eventually got in the car with him and ended up in this neighborhood”. If she “got” in the car with him, not forcibly put into the car against her will, how on earth can this be a possible kidnapping?

  • postalnews

    The details of this incident are pretty sketchy, but in answer to your question- if a supervisor (or anyone else) voluntarily gets into your vehicle, whether to do a route observation, or because you offered her a ride home, or whatever, I’m pretty sure it would still be kidnapping if you, say, drove her around and refused to let her out.

    I don’t know if that’s what happened in this case, but the fact that the police are discussing the possibility of kidnapping suggests it- and God knows what the ammo was for!

  • paul

    Here’s another quote from the story; The mailman went into a house, while she stayed in the car and called for help. so she was in the car alone, not restrained, free to get out at will, kidnapping, really?

  • postalnews

    No idea- and there’s no point speculating until the details come out. I didn’t suggest that she was kidnapped- the cops did.

    My original point was that getting into a car voluntarily does not preclude a charge of kidnapping, as you suggested. There are plenty of cases where an individual got into a vehicle voluntarily, and wound up either abducted or murdered.