Louisville man arrested after allegedly kidnapping ex-girlfriend


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — Police say a man who kidnapped his ex-girlfriend is now in jail — but the victim now claims the kidnapping never happened.

According to an arrest warrant, the incident occurred on Sunday, at 10:30 a.m.

Police say 29-year-old Robert McDonald knocked on the door of an apartment where a man was staying with McDonald’s ex-girlfriend. When the man warned her that McDonald was at the door, the woman hid in the bedroom.

That’s when, police say, McDonald busted down the door. He then allegedly broke down the bedroom door, grabbed the woman by the arm and hair and said, “Let’s go.”

The man tried to intervene, but McDonald threatened to knock him out, according to police, and the man backed away, afraid for his safety.

McDonald then forced the woman out of the apartment and into his car before driving away.

The man later told police that McDonald’s ex-girlfriend was, “crying and appeared to be hyperventilating” as she was being taken away.

Police were called and a warrant was issued for McDonald’s arrest Sunday evening. He was taken into custody at the intersection of Bardstown Road and Baxter Avenue, just after 10 p.m. Sunday.

McDonald is currently charged with first-degree kidnapping and first-degree burglary. He is currently being held in Louisville Metro Corrections.

During McDonald’s court appearance Monday morning, a woman claiming to be his girlfriend said on the phone that the kidnapping never took place.

“I was not kidnapped,” she said.

A plea of not guilty was entered on McDonalds’ behalf.


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