LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The victim of a kidnapping and robbery outsmarted his captors when they took him to a bank to withdraw money from his account, according to police.
Officers said that on October 9, 2013, the victim received a call from a woman asking him to meet her at a home in the 2500 block of Garland Avenue. When the victim arrived, he was approached by the woman and a man, who were armed with a handgun and a rifle. According to an arrest warrant, the male suspect is identified as Steven M. Brown, 27, of Louisville.
The victim told police he was forced into a vacant home by the pair, who demanded his money. They went through his pockets and took $100 in cash and the victim's debit card, and they demanded his PIN, the arrest warrant states. The victim said he intentionally gave the pair an incorrect PIN, "hoping the ATM would keep his card."
When the PIN wouldn't work, the suspects forced the victim to drive them to the Chase Bank branch at 2000 West Broadway so he could withdraw money from his account, according to police. Brown and his female accomplice accompanied the victim inside the bank, the warrant states.When the victim reached the a teller, he began yelling that he was being robbed, at which point Brown and the woman left the bank on foot.
Police located the woman and arrested her. Officers said she admitted to the crimes and identified Brown as her accomplice. She was not identified in the warrant.
Brown was arrested on February 17. He is charged with kidnapping and first-degree robbery.