A day after home security video emerged of a woman’s terrified screams for help as a vehicle drove by in Leimert Park, police on Thursday said they need the public’s help in locating a possible kidnapping victim.
The Ring doorbell video was captured along Third Avenue around 11:10 p.m. Tuesday, around the time Los Angeles police say they responded to a report of a kidnapping on the street.
Investigators said they responded to the scene Tuesday but were unable to find evidence of a crime. The chilling footage that that emerged Wednesday, however, prompted them to reopen the case.
The video doesn’t show a kidnapping occur, but what is heard is being investigated as the terrifying aftermath of an abduction. As a sedan drove down the road, neighbors heard a woman frantically pleading, “Help me, somebody help me,” according to police.
The witnesses told detectives the car was possibly a white, four-door Toyota Prius with two people inside. It appeared a black woman or girl with dark, braided hair was in the front passenger seat, while the driver was described as a black man.
One witness said they saw the victim’s hair being…