Detroit man describes scene as woman is apparently abducted in broad daylight

- Detroit Police are trying to determine if they have a missing person's case or a misunderstanding after they received a 911 call from a man who said he saw another man force a woman into a car.

It happened just before 9 a.m. at a bus stop at 7 Mile and Livernois. Police were called to an abduction in broad daylight at the busy intersection, at least, that's what Demetrius Gooden says he saw.

"I ain't never seen nothing like that in my life," Gooden said. "I was walking toward the gas station to get my Black and Mild and when I come back out, I had first seen her when I was going to the gas station and she was going to the bus stop."

Gooden said a black car sped up to the bus stop and a man jumped out. He said he couldn't do anything but watch it happen.

"It happened so quick. He had grabbed her, he just snatched her up, grabbed her mouth and then threw her in the backseat, closed the door and then they sped off," Gooden said.


He then watched the car peel out and leave tire marks behind as he left. Then Gooden called 911.

Detroit police showed up a short time later but had little to go on. It's unclear what happened or who was involved, surveillance cameras in the area are too far away to show anything, and police have not received any reports of a missing woman.

Gooden says he knows what he saw and that other people should have noticed it too.

"There was traffic right there. Anybody could have seen it, I just couldn't see the license plate. I don't know if it was her family member or whoever but it looked bad, it looked real bad," he said.

Gooden said the woman is black with light skin and is around 20 years old, thin, wearing black leggings and a blue shirt. He said the man is a little older than the woman, also black, wearing a white t-shirt and white gym shoes. The car was black with white pin stripes, possibly a Dodge Charger.

Anyone who may have been in the area of 7 Mile and Livernois around 9 Tuesday morning is asked to call Detroit Police.


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