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A Hawaii man and repeat offender is accused of kidnapping a girl at knifepoint and trying to keep her captive in a university bus before she escaped, in accordance to courtroom files.
On Sept. 16, Duncan Mahi, 52, allegedly approached the 15-12 months-outdated target and her boyfriend, also 15, on Anaehoomalu Beach robbed the pair at knifepoint forced the girl to tie up her boyfriend making use of zip-ties whilst threatening to eliminate her if he got free and then kidnapped the lady, in accordance to a law enforcement report.
Mahi led the lady to his automobile and instructed her to place on a disposable mask and hat.
“When driving on the freeway near saddle highway [sic], Mahi pressured [the victim] to ingest methamphetamine by smoking cigarettes. Fearing she would be harmed, [the victim] reluctantly smoked the methamphetamine out of a pipe delivered to her by Mahi,” the police report states.
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Mahi is accused of sexually assaulting the lady and forcing her to smoke once more in his vehicle. The victim pretended to sleep for the remainder of the trip. When they arrived at Mahi’s house, he allegedly led the target on to a yellow school bus and shackled her within with about a 3-foot assortment for movement, the police report states.
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The victim’s boyfriend was ultimately capable to phone 911, and police issued a MAILE AMBER Alert for the lacking lady the identical day she went lacking.
On Sept. 17, the victim confident Mahi to consider her to Cafe Pesto in Hilo Bay to eat. When they achieved the cafe, the target was equipped to run away from Mahi.
Fantastic Samaritans witnessed Mahi and the victim fighting outdoors the cafe and observed the girl making an attempt to run away from the suspect, who allegedly instructed witnesses that she was his “daughter,” the report states.
“That is the girl on the news,” one particular witness who observed the dispute explained aloud, according to the police report.
Mahi then allegedly fled into a auto, which a witness photographed and alerted to authorities.
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The 52-12 months-aged is charged with two counts of two counts each of kidnapping, initially-degree terroristic threatening and 1st-diploma theft, as perfectly was one particular rely every of meth trafficking and 1st-diploma sexual assault. He is staying held on $2 million bail.
Mahi, who has a prolonged felony historical past, was earlier billed with 1st-degree terroristic threatening in 2018.