A man was arrested after he tied a woman with rope and threatened her with a knife in a parking deck, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said Thursday.
Shamond Sellers, 19, was charged with attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, first-degree kidnapping and communicating threats.
Police say the incident happened around 1 a.m. in the Mint Museum Tower Parking Garage in downtown Charlotte. Sellers is accused of holding a knife to the victim’s throat, blindfolded her and bound her hands behind her back with rope. Police said the woman was able to free herself, get into her car and call for help.
The assailant ran away after the woman screamed, CMPD Capt. Brad Koch said at a news conference Thursday. The victim “gave phenomenal information” about the suspect when she called 911, and police spotted a suspect on cameras nearby and arrested all within 10 minutes, Koch said.
Sellers is being held in the Mecklenburg County jail, and it’s unknown if he has an attorney.