Terrifying video of a Texas woman's kidnapping was captured by a Ring video doorbell, and it helped police arrest the suspect

Terrifying video of a Texas woman's kidnapping was captured by a Ring video doorbell, and it helped police arrest the suspect


After her kidnapping was caught on camera by an Amazon Ring security monitor, the man accused of a Texas woman's abduction has been arrested.

A 31-second video of the kidnapping — which we first saw on KVUE, an ABC affiliate in Austin, Texas — shows the woman frantically knocking on a neighbor's door at 9:25 p.m. on Tuesday. Then, she backs up against the door as a man approaches. She says, "Stop, please, no, no, no, no," as the man says, "Get over here, get into the car," and drags her away.

Police found the woman unharmed on Wednesday morning, and the woman said no kidnapping had occurred, according to Fox 7. Initially, there were no charges filed, the Texas news station 12News reported at the time.

But on Wednesday evening, Victor Kouchich, who is accused of the kidnapping, was arrested and charged with third-degree felony kidnapping, according to the Manor, Texas, police department's Facebook page. Kouchich, a 20-year-old resident of Manor, was booked at the Travis County jail on Wednesday.

The affidavit from the arrest says that the woman, age 23, told police that she "didn't mind the defendant grabbing her to get her back into the vehicle," according to CBS Austin.

"The girl did know this gentleman, and it was a domestic violence situation," Lawrence Rideau, a Manor patrol sergeant, said in a video interview on CBS Austin. "They were in a dating relationship. The female, the victim, was taken against her will." Read more




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