Man arrested in failed kidnappings of women at coffee stands in Salem

Police say a man was arrested after police say he tried to kidnap women working at two drive-thru coffee stands.

Posted: Aug 2, 2020 9:18 AM

SALEM, Ore. (AP)-- Police say a man was arrested after police say he tried to kidnap women working at two drive-thru coffee stands.

Salem Police detectives say Christopher Santibanez of Independence, visited two different coffee stands in Salem around 5:30 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. July 25.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports in both instances, he approached the women, displayed a handgun, and demanded the employee leave with him, according to police. Both times, the employees were able to get away from him and call the police.

Santibanez was booked into Marion County Correctional Facility on suspicion of robbery, kidnapping, and felon in possession, police said. It wasn't known if he has a lawyer.

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