Mebane man charged after forcing way into vehicle, kidnapping woman

MEBANE, N.C. (WTVD) -- A man was charged Sunday after he allegedly forced his way into a car that had a woman driver inside.

Around 9 a.m. Sunday, the man allegedly tried to break into a car at the Petro on 500 Buckhorn Road. Once he was not able to break into the car, he forced his way into another car at the Petro which had a woman driver inside.

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Officials say the two drove for a short distance and the man got out. The woman, who was uninjured, called police.

Later in the day, police found the man on I-85 in Durham. It is currently unknown how he got there.

Daniel Riccitelli, 28, who is suspected to have been under the influence of a substance at the time of the kidnapping, was charged with second degree kidnapping and breaking and entering of a motor vehicle.

Riccitelli is being held at the Orange County Jail under a $75,000 bond.

More charges could be pending, as the investigation is ongoing. Check back for updates.
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