West Valley City Police said the woman believed the man was a stranded motorist.
A man posing as a stranded motorist in West Valley City early Monday tried to kidnap a woman at gunpoint, who stopped to help him, police said.
According to West Valley City Police, the woman was driving around 7600 West and 5400 South around 1:30 a.m. when she saw a light-colored sedan parked at the side of the road with its trunk open and emergency lights flashing.
When she stopped and got out of her vehicle, a man brandished a pistol, forced her into the back seat of the stopped limo and attempted to attack her, police said.
The woman managed to escape, got back in her car and drove away.
The woman’s dashboard camera captured the rear of the suspect’s vehicle. There was no license plate visible, but there appeared to be blue tape on both the left and right sides of the bumper. According to police, the man’s car could be a Chevrolet Aveo.
Police also released a blurry photo of the man, who had a beard and was wearing a cap and bright yellow shirt.
Anyone with information about the kidnapping attempt can call the West Valley City Police Department at 801-965-5200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tips can be given anonymously.