Frisco PD Releases Vague Description Of Kidnapping Suspect

FRISCO (CBSDFW.COM) – Frisco police had more questions Monday for a teenager who claims she was abducted by a stranger and driven to Oklahoma.

Authorities also issued a news release this afternoon characterizing the abduction as an “isolated” incident. Bethany Stroud, 18, told police that on Friday evening she was kidnapped at gunpoint by a stranger in the parking lot of the Stars Center.

Stroud was working at a ticket booth during a basketball game.

The 18-year-old high school student says a man stuck a gun in her face, forced into a vehicle and was driven to Oklahoma.

She told authorities there she was held captive for most of Saturday until she was able to escape in Muskogee, Okla. about 200 miles northeast of Frisco.

Authorities say she borrowed a phone at a fast food restaurant and called 911.

Frisco Police say they are looking for a suspect and have a vague description.

Meanwhile, officials with the Stars Center, which hosts sporting events, say they will review their security procedures as a result of this.

“We have a lot of security inside this building. We have surveillance systems and so forth, we spent a lot of time on it, unfortunately we weren’t able to find her locally but our main concern is Bethany is OK,” says Ed Reusch, Vice President of the Dallas Stars Dr. Pepper Starscenter.

Reusch says Stroud’s car was parked out of range from the security cameras around the outside of the facility.

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  • diligent

    Sorry I do not believe this happened, I think the young lady went off with a guy she knows and got layed and trying to cover it all up. I can see charges of false report coming here pretty soon. She is going to tell the cops it was just a cover up stiory, never happened.

  • susan

    the story is too much like a made for tv movie..why does she have only a vague description if the person drove her to oklahoma, unless he had a mask on and made her ride in the trunk? i am inclined to think this story is made up as well and she was having an adventure for fun and the sake of attention..i would like to hear more to see if i am wrong…

  • DDR

    The skank is lying. Come on, hours in a car with the guy and you can’t describe in great specificity and detail what he looks like? I’m calling BS.

  • jeff

    she got knocked up by a black dude she knows so she made this up to cover it up… she can be pregnant and itll be ok ….

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  • Truth seeker

    Not to be a jerk, but this sounds fishy.

  • RLM

    She is a bright girl, she learned well from her ancestors,”Accuse a black man,when all else fails”

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  • RJ

    I dont believe this story either. How can you be in the same car as someone for that length of time and not be able to describe your kidnapper and be held captive most of Saturday. Plus you get away in your car. I think you are also looking for attention. I agree with the statement that you learned well from your ancestors, blame and accuse a black man, when all else fails.

  • John Harston

    I think an 18 year old girl who has 3 jobs and attends school is very different from most 18 year old young adults.I have no REASON TO BELIEVE SHE IS LYING.What the young lady probably went through was and is very hard on her,I THINK SHE WAS VERY LUCKY TO GET AWAY I cannot believe the the comments left either you don’t have a daughter or you are a jerk,SHE IS LUCKY TO BE ALIVE

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