Threats, arson, and now kidnapping in the name of Islamic values. Oakland is getting to look like Baghdad. “Clerk Of Liquor Store Hit By Vandals Safe After Kidnapping,” from ABC7News.com, with thanks to Alone:
Nov. 29 – BCN – Oakland Deputy Police Chief Howard Jordan said today that a clerk at a West Oakland liquor store was kidnapped at gunpoint shortly before the store was gutted in an arson fire.
Jordan said police believe that Abdeo Hamden was forced from inside the New York Market at 3446 Market St. and into the trunk of a car just before the store was reported on fire about 1:20 a.m. Monday.
Hamden was found by a passing citizen who heard Hamden’s screams from inside the trunk of a car in the parking lot of a Safeway store on San Pablo Avenue in El Cerrito about 1:40 p.m. Monday, Jordan said.
Jordan said the kidnapping suspects drove Hamden around for a number of hours before leaving him in the grocery store parking lot.
Hamden was unharmed and is being “cooperative” with police, Jordan said.