Video captures Philadelphia abduction

Nov 4, 2014 10:48 AM by News Staff

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The reward is up to $15,000 for information leading to an arrest in the reported abduction of a Philadelphia woman.

The Fraternal Order of Police added its own $5,000 reward Tuesday to the $10,000 the city approved Monday for information on the disappearance of 22-year-old Carlesha Freeland-Gaither.

Detectives say a witness reported seeing a woman identified as Freeland-Gaither yelling for help as she was forced into a dark gray four-door vehicle at about 9:40 p.m. Sunday in Germantown.

Police say Freeland-Gaither's glasses and cellphone were dropped on the street. The witness says Freeland-Gaither also broke several of the car's windows.

Police released surveillance video of the apparent abduction. It shows a man dragging the struggling woman to a car.

The woman's mother says it's devastating to see the video.


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