- Associated Press - Monday, February 16, 2015

PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) - Police in northern Ohio say a New York man is in custody after they say he abducted a woman who offered him a ride and then led officers on a chase.

The chase that started early Monday morning near Port Clinton ended about 20 miles later in the Toledo suburb of Oregon.

Police in Port Clinton say 24-year-old Eric Thomas of Rochester, New York, has been charged with kidnapping and that other charges are pending.

It’s not clear yet whether he has an attorney.

Police say Thomas asked a woman for a ride to the hospital in Port Clinton and that he abducted her in her van.



Officers say the woman either jumped out of the van or was pushed out before the arrest. Police say she wasn’t hurt.

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