Local authorities have released surveillance footage of a car that is believed to have been used by a man who forced an off-duty deputy into the vehicle and sexually assaulted her. Police in Olathe, Kansas have encouraged anyone who recognizes the vehicle to call the Johnson County sheriff’s dispatchers.
At around 11:30 pm on Friday, the deputy, who was not in uniform, was on her way to work at when two men in a dark blue Mazda approached her. They allegedly forced her into the car against her will and proceeded to sexually assault her.
The deputy managed to escape two hours later when they dropped her off at Lee’s Summit, Missouri where she managed to make her way to the local sheriff’s headquarters.
Investigators believe that the vehicle in the video, which was taken by a camera outside of a QuikTrip convenience store, was the one that abducted the deputy. The two men are believed to have followed her for nearly two miles before the kidnapping.
So far, police have not been able to determine the license plate number of the vehicle and are calling on the community to help. The men have been classified by the sheriff’s office as “persons of interest.”