Woman wanted for kidnapping, robbery of Univ. of Toledo student surrenders
Mon, 26 Aug 2013 20:18:52 GMT —
Hours after police issued warrants for the arrest of a woman wanted in connection with the kidnapping and robbery of a University of Toledo Chinese exchange student, the suspect turned herself in.
Hui Zang, 23, of Toledo, turned herself in at Bowling Green Municipal Court Wednesday afternoon. Her attorney was present at the time of her surrender and she was later released on her own recognizance.
Zang 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.
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 Zang. 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 Zang 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 Zang 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.
Zang is scheduled in Bowling Green Municipal Court for a preliminary hearing on kidnapping and robbery charges on Wednesday afternoon.
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.