Overland Park police investigate kidnapping

Overland Park police are investigating a Tuesday kidnapping of a woman who reported being assaulted by a man and forced to drive to a field.

Police responded about 8 p.m. to the 13200 block of Hardy on a car fire and an assault. The victim told police a man approached her from behind as she walked to her vehicle in a parking lot.

He grabbed her around the neck and ordered her to get into her driver’s seat. He sat behind her and instructed her to drive to an adjacent field. After the vehicle struck a culvert and caught on fire, the woman got out and ran.

Police did not have a detailed description of the abductor.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (474-8477).

Glenn E. Rice,