Milpitas police investigation possible abduction

December 3, 2013 11:21 pm

Milpitas Police at scene of reported kidnapping

Milpitas police interviewed a second person Wednesday who may have witnessed an abduction at a bus stop, authorities said.

Melissa Casa was leaving work when she heard a scream and saw a man and woman emerge from the bushes nearby.

“I heard a woman scream,” she said. “ I ran across the parking lot and was like ‘What the heck.’ I saw the bus driver standing there. He was on the phone so I assumed it was a passenger….I went and got my car…Pulling out of the parking lot, I saw a woman then a man come out of the bushes.”

Police say they received a call from an AC Transit bus driver about 6 p.m. Tuesday.

The driver said she had pulled up to a bus stop along the 450 block of Calaveras Road and a woman was sitting on a bench.

Soon after, a man approached the woman and they began to struggle.

The AC Transit driver called police and investigators say the camera mounted on the exterior of the bus happened to catch the struggle on video.

Police say then, the man left, taking the woman with him and disappearing into some bushes behind a nearby office park that is adjacent to a creek.

Police began a search and called Alameda County Sheriff’s deputies and a CHP helicopter to help.

“The helicopter is equipped with what’s called a Flir (infrared camera) and it picks up heat signals from the area. We have some dense shrubbery in the creek area behind the office park so they were able to check that area for us,” said Sgt. John Torrez of the Milpitas Police Department.

The CHP helicopter did not locate the man or the woman.

The initial descriptions said that the man was 20-40 years old and the woman 20-30 years old. Both were believed to be Asian.

Police say the bus driver did not see any weapon and that he did the right thing to report the scuffle to police