Woman’s apprehension by bail bondsman mistaken for kidnapping, police say

(DeKalb Police Department on Facebook)

DEKALB, Ill. — A woman who was forced into an SUV outside a DeKalb convenience store was being taken into custody by bail bondsman and was not kidnapped as originally reported, police said on Facebook Friday night.

DeKalb police originally said 27-year-old Clarissa Riddle was kidnapped from outside Casey’s General Store around 3:20 p.m. Friday. After her husband called police, he told them she was pulled from their vehicle by a man and a woman who then forced her into their vehicle and drove away.

Police initially asked for help locating Riddle, but after investigating they discovered she may have defaulted on a bail bond contract in Mississippi. Investigators were then able to speak with the bail bond company, and with Riddle herself, confirming she was safe and en route to the DeSoto County Jail to await a court appearance.