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Abducted Nurse Found Safe in Philadelphia Suspect's Car

By    |   Thursday, 06 Nov 2014 06:19 AM

A Philadelphia kidnapping caught on surveillance cameras ended Wednesday night when Delvin Barnes was arrested in a Maryland parking lot with the abducted nurse inside his vehicle.

Carlesha Freeland-Gaither, 22, was shown on the surveillance video being violently taken by a man on Sunday. After she was rescued authorities took her for treatment at a hospital in Columbia, Maryland, WCAU-TV reported.

"It's very special for all of us," Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey told reporters about the news of Freeland-Gaither's rescue, according to WCAU-TV. "You hope, you hope, you hope, but you don't really know until you're actually able to get her, and make sure she's OK. So it's very important that this has a happy ending."

According the Philadelphia Inquirer, a car salesman was so uneasy about Barnes making payments on the vehicle that he placed a GPS device on the car in case it needed to be repossessed. The GPS device proved critical in finding Barnes and Freeland-Gaither so quickly.

"He's a vicious predator," Ramsey told reporters. "Hopefully, he'll be off the streets and in jail for the rest of his life, because that's what he deserves."

Authorities told the Inquirer that Barnes had has a long criminal history and it is likely that Freeland-Gaither just had the misfortune of being in the wrong place when he decided to strike again.

Police said Barnes was chargeed with the violent rape of an estranged girlfriend in Philadelphia in 2005 and later assaulted her father. The Inquirer reported that while he was acquitted of the rape charge, he was convicted of the aggravated assault charge and sentenced to eight years in prison.

Lamar Barnes, Delvin Barnes' uncle, told WCAU-TV Wednesday that his nephew recently was released from prison and that he was the son of a minister.

"It's just hard for me to accept the viciousness of it, not necessarily surprised," he told WCAU-TV. "You know some men grow up having problems with women so they take it out on women."

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A Philadelphia kidnapping caught on surveillance cameras ended Wednesday night when Delvin Barnes was arrested in a Maryland parking lot with the abducted nurse inside his vehicle.
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