2 people sought after allegedly kidnapping woman for PSP
Joyce Lupiani & Jacqui Heinrich
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Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Two people were arrested in November for kidnapping a woman and demanding a PSP gaming system in return for her release.
Las Vegas police received a phone call about the kidnapping on Nov. 14. Upon arrival at a residence on East Harmon Avenue near South Maryland Parkway, police officers encountered three people exiting the residence. One of those people, Kimberly Ann Koff, appeared to be disoriented and her hair was awkwardly shaved.
"I don't feel safe at all, every noise scares me. The dark scares me," Kimberly Koff, the victim, told Action News.
Koff didn't want to show her face during her interview, afraid Christopher Hunter and Rosa Garcia, the man and woman accused of kidnapping and torturing her, will retaliate before police can hunt them down.
Upon entering the residence, police officers discovered a chair with bindings attached and hair on the floor beside the chair.
"I just don't understand it," Koff said. "It had nothing to do with me."
"They shaved my head, they forced me to drink alcohol and gave me pills," Koff told Action news. "Toward the end I wanted them to, to be honest, so I wouldn't have to face what I thought was happening."
During a police interview with Koff, she told them that Christopher Hunter, age unknown, and 36-year-old Rosa Garcia confronted her and an associate between 1 and 2 p.m. Nov. 14. She said that Hunter choked her before she was tied to a chair in an apartment.
The associate was allowed to leave in order to obtain items for the Hunter and Garcia. Koff told the associate that Koff would be killed if the person did not return by a certain time.
Koff told the police during the time she was tied to the chair, Hunter choked her again and Garcia put a knife in her mouth and asked Hunter if she should cut off Koff's lips.
The suspects were released following the incident. They have now been indicted by a grand jury and the Las Vegas police are looking for them.
Hunter and Garcia are being charged with kidnapping with a deadly weapon, conspiracy to commit kidnapping with a deadly weapon, assault with a deadly weapon and battery with a deadly weapon.