Chinese woman wanted in connection to kidnapping of Univ. of Toledo student

Hui Zang is wanted by BG Police in connection with the kidnapping and robbery of a Univ. of Toledo student.

An arrest warrant has been issued for a woman wanted in connection with the kidnapping and robbery of a University of Toledo Chinese exchange student.

Hui Zhang, 23, of Toledo was identified by a Chinese male who told police he was kidnapped, robbed, and held for ransom on Aug. 18 after agreeing to go on a trip to Cedar Point.

(Aug. 26, 4:05 p.m.) Zang has turned herself in authorities at Bowling Green Municipal Court. READ MORE

According to Bowling Green Police, the 20-year-old Toledo man replied to an online message on Aug. 17 asking if he would like to go to the Sandusky amusement park. The next morning, around 10:30 a.m., the student was picked up near his home by a group of individuals, including Zhang. The victim was driven to Bowling Green, robbed, and driven back to Toledo before being released by his captors.

The victim had told police that Zhang identified herself to him as a second abduction victim, but police later determined she was involved in the online chat that led to the kidnapping.

Police say that Zhang posed as a UT student online and contacted several University of Toledo students through the Chinese site, Q Q, in an effort to set up the kidnapping and robbery.

READ: Student allegedly kidnapped, held for ransom after agreeing to Cedar Point trip

Brittany Long, 20, of Toledo, has been charged with kidnapping and robbery. She was arraigned last week before being granted bond and released on her own recognizance.

The incident remains under investigation by Bowling Green Police who say charges against two other suspects are pending.