Attempted kidnapping ends in chase, crash


ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A suspected kidnapper crashed into four cars while trying to outrun police and he was also wanted by the U.S. Marshals.

APD said 39-year-old Daniel Romero kidnapped and beat a woman he’d just met near San Mateo and Gibson around 7 p.m. Monday.

A woman texted her sister saying she had been abducted and Romero who took her had threatened to kill her.

Police said the victim claims she just met the Romero, but she did not say if they were dating.

Officers found Romero’s car at Zuni and Wyoming and that is when a chase began. Police laid out spike strips at one point. They said Romero avoided the strips and then caused a five-car crash at Aveneda Cesar Chavez and I-25.

No one was seriously hurt, but a witness said it was a scary scene.

“We looked and we saw the police coming and everybody jumped out with their guns going, and then with the way that everything’s been happening, I kind of assumed that they were going to end up shooting.”

Romero’s facing a slew of charges including kidnapping.

APD said the woman told her sister Romero had a gun. They’re now looking for that and if drugs were involved.

U.S. Marshals were trying to nab Romero. He was wanted on robbery, drug dealing and gun charges.

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