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Witnesses take action to help Dallas police thwart kidnapping

Dallas police credit witnesses with helping them stop a kidnapping in the city. The witnesses' actions led to the arrest of three people. (aijohn784/iStock / Getty Images Plus)

Dallas police stopped a kidnapping after witnesses flagged down a patrol car and reported what they saw, KTVT-TV reported. The witnesses' actions led to the arrest of three people.

What happened?

The incident unfolded when a man followed a woman in her 20s into a Walgreens store about 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday. After following her into the store, Concepcion Rosales-Zuniga, 30, allegedly pulled a gun from his waistband, threatened her, and forced her into a car, witnesses told police.

He previously dated the woman for three months and they stopped dating about five months ago, according to KTVT.

Rosales-Zuniga allegedly pushed the woman into a car driven by Vincente Parra, 28. Another passenger, Celia Jaimes, 37, was also in the car, Patch.com reported.

Rosales-Zuniga reportedly handed the gun to Jaimes, who allegedly kept it trained on the victim. Witnesses said Rosales-Zuniga then slapped the woman multiple times as the car started to drive off.

The suspects were unaware that the victim's friends were waiting in another car and saw everything unfold.

The witnesses followed the car to North Central Expressway and North Carroll Avenue, where they flagged down a nearby squad car.

After police stopped the car, Rosales-Zuniga, Parra, and Jaimes were arrested on aggravated kidnapping charges and taken to the Dallas County Jail. Jaimes' bail was set at $100,000, and bail has not been set for Parra and Rosales-Zuniga.

Is the victim OK?

Police spokeswoman Katrina Shead said during a news conference that the victim was "obviously shaken" but is at home and "doing fine.”

Shead said the victim and Rosales-Zuniga had a history and "things that didn't subside over time."

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