REDDING, CA — A Redding, California man is being hailed as a hero after he used his concealed carry gun to stop a kidnapping in progress, giving police a chance to arrest the kidnapper.
The events began on Thursday, September 19th, when police got a call at 5:48 that a man was beating a woman in the front yard.
When Police arrived at the address on Wesetwood Avenue, they found a woman matching the description who confirmed the story.
She identified the man as Carl Dudley Hulsey, 43 of Redding, and said that he was her ex-husband.
The woman said that Hulsey had beaten her and forced her younger sister to go with him when he left.
She reported that both of them had been assaulted and she was afraid for her sister.
Race Against Time
While the police began the search for the kidnapped sister, they began to get information that his vehicle was seen at the Win River Mini Mart on the 2000 block of South Bonnyview Road.
While en route, they got several more calls, this time saying that a man was pointing a handgun at another man near the gas pumps at the same mini mart.
The police raced to the scene, expecting the worst.
But when they got there, they learned that the man with the gun was a good Samaritan who had stopped Hulsey from escaping with the young woman.
Apparently the good Samaritan had seen the young woman in the vehicle crying and hysterical.
He had drawn and pointed his handgun at Hulsey, and told him not to move.
The good Samaritan told Hulsey that he was going to call the police so they could ascertain what was going on with the young woman.
Hulsey took the opportunity to flee into the a nearby field while police were rushing to the scene.
They later apprehended Hulsey using scent dogs and helicopters.
The Good Samaritan’s Instinct Was Dead On
The young woman confirmed that Hulsey had assaulted her and her older sister and had taken her against her will.
She also told investigators Hulsey attempted to sexually assault her when they were traveling in the vehicle.
Hulsey was arrested and booked into the Shasta County Jail.
He has been charged with domestic violence, assault with a deadly weapon, carjacking, kidnapping, sexual battery, and resisting arrest.
We have no information on the identity of the good Samaritan.
Hopefully his community knows who he is and knows that he’s a hero.
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