Car Sale Ends in Kidnapping
GAINESVILLE - Deputies from the Alachua County Sheriff's Office report two Gainesville men were negotiating the sale of a car when the man selling the car kidnapped the potential buyer and asked for a ransom from his family.
Rahim Perry is in in jail today after threatening to kill the victim, and threatening to hurt the victim's family.
Using the victim's cell phone, Perry made phone calls to the victim's family in Arizona, requesting money.
The family agreed to send $750.00 through Western Union.
Lieutenant Jayson Levy with the Alachua County Sheriff's office says, with help of the Gainesville Police Department they were able to catch Perry - "further investigation revealed that the suspect had the money that was sent via western union on him and by interviewing the suspect we ended up charging Rahim Perry with one count of kidnapping and one count of robbery."
Lieutenant Levy adds that one can face up to 5 to 10 years in jail for these types of crimes.
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