The incident occurred on January 29, around 11:30 p.m. near Temple Street and Fremont Street. The two women fought off the kidnapper, in spite of the hammer, and he returned to the parked car where several other Hispanic men were waiting. The men, including the suspect then drove away from the nightclub parking lot.
The women described the car as a 1985 to 1990s model, 4-door, gray-primer Toyota with a partial license plate that began with 2C. The man appeared Hispanic, 35 to 40-years-old, with medium height and weight. He had a moustache and wore a black, knit watch cap.
"These types of stranger abductions are very rare," Lt. Vernon added. "But they are quite serious and scary for the victim and the public. What worked her for the victim was she had a friend with her, and they were both alert."
Detectives do not believe the suspect followed the women from the club. Anybody who recognizes this man is urged to Detective John Arredondo, Central Robbery Unit, at (213) 972-1248. Tipsters can also call Crimestoppers at 800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).