Shocking Kidnapping In Rochester, NY Caught On Tape
Unfortunately, one of the things that comes with living in America is having to deal with crime.
Our law enforcement agencies do what they can to try and keep us safe, but often crimes happen and they're not able to get there in time to stop them.
This seems to be exactly what happened in the lobby of a Rochester, New York earlier this month when security cameras recorded video of a mind-jarring situation.
Kidnapping Caught On Security Video
Reporting done by WHAM-TV in Rochester details the entire situation that occurred last month.
The surveillance video shows a woman being punched, grabbed, and then dragged by her hair from the hotel counter and through a door. Once in the vestibule area of the hotel, a man appears and helps drag the woman out of the hotel.
Officials from the Monroe County Sheriff's office stated the woman was either being prostituted or trafficked by the two individuals who drug her from the Microtel hotel lobby in Henrietta.
Guests in the hotel reported hearing screaming and yelling, along with being able to watch the unidentified woman being thrown into the back seat of a car before it sped away.
After the investigation, law enforcement officials in Rochester were able to identify two suspects: 27-year-old Cordell Brooks and 27-year-old Shuntiayana Sims, who are both from Rochester.
Both suspects have been caught and were arrested and charged with both kidnapping and assault charges. They are being held in the Monroe County Jail in lieu of $100,000 cash bail or $500,000 bond.
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