Chilling video emerges of suspect trying to abduct Lowe’s worker mid-shift

Disturbing surveillance footage captured the moment a suspect attempted to kidnap a female employee from a Lowe’s hardware store in Oklahoma.

Police in the city of Bartlesville said the man grabbed her by the throat, and then attempted to force her into his SUV parked just outside the store entrance last Tuesday.

The surveillance video shows the suspect pin the woman up against a sales display and then drag her away in a headlock as her feet skid across the floor.

“Finally, she caught a co-worker’s attention,” Bartlesville police captain Andrew Ward told KTUL. “He was able to come and help her.”

The suspect then fled the store before police arrived. They were able to recover his SUV vehicle.

Bartlesville police said they identified the man in the video as Quincy Wilson, and he was arrested in Tulsa, 45 miles south of Bartlesville, on Wednesday.

Mr Ward told News9 an alleged kidnapping from a workplace was extremely rare, and the incident appeared to be random.

He said police had responded to a call earlier in the day where a person matching Mr Wilson’s description had walked into a nearby office, and turned off the lights.

The attempted kidnapping appeared to be premeditated, as the SUV had been parked in a secluded loading bay directly outside the hardware store’s side entrance, police said.

According to inmate records on the Washington County Jail, Mr Wilson is facing one charge of kidnapping and is in custody on $150,000 bond.