Woman who allegedly kidnapped Chinese Univ. of Toledo student back on the streets
Thu, 22 Aug 2013 13:30:00 GMT —
Despite turning herself in, the woman police say kidnapped and held for ransom a Chinese student from the University of Toledo is back on the streets.
Appearing at her arraignment via video conference, Brittany Long barely uttered a syllable as Judge Mark Reddin the charges against her. The Toledo native is charged with the kidnapping and robbery of a 20-year-old University of Toledo student from China.
Police say they were in the process of tracking Long down on Tuesday when they got a surprising call from her lawyer announcing she wanted to turn herself in.
At her arraignment, conducted via video, Long was granted bond and released on her own recognizance. The release is contingent on stipulations that she submit to random drug tests, be confined to her familyâ??s house, and make no contact with others involved in the case.
Investigators say they are hoping Longâ??s arrest will help lead to the capture of others involved in the incident, including an unidentified Asian female who was used to translate for the victim. Police say the story she told the victim about being kidnapped as well, was a lie. Authorities told WNWO, â??She is not a victim. She is a person of interest.â??
Officials say community support and the Northwest Ohio Fugitive Task Force helped identify the suspects.