Woman tells family member, “I’ve been abducted.”
GLENDIVE, Mont. (AP) -- A kidnapped Idaho woman who was dropped off outside a grocery store in eastern Montana calmly asked an employee if she could use a telephone.
Cindy Ceynar told the Glendive Ranger-Review that she gave Susan Smith her cellphone Sunday evening, but had no idea about the ordeal the woman had been through until she called a family member and said: "I've been abducted and I need you to call the FBI."
Ceynar said Smith told her she had been driven into North Dakota and back into Montana before being dropped off.
She said her abductor told her it would be in her "best interests" to give him 45 minutes before calling the FBI
The suspected kidnapper, Mitchell Walck (pictured), was arrested in Bismarck, North Dakota on Wednesday, after he allegedly pulled a gun on a truck driver and then fled to a nearby trailer park.
Bismarck Police Sgt. Mark Buschena said the 57-year-old Walck was arrested shortly after noon Wednesday. Buschena said a truck driver reported that a man entered his vehicle at a Bismarck truck stop. The trucker told police the man pulled out a gun and then ran to a nearby trailer park.
Buschena said officers found Walck hiding behind a tree. A gun was recovered at the scene.
Regional law enforcement officers had been searching for Walck after a 62-year-old Rathdrum, Idaho, woman reported she was kidnapped from her home at gunpoint and driven to Glendive, Mont., where she had been released unharmed on Sunday.