22-year-old Benjamin Li of Stonewall Circle, Princeton, was arrested by local officials on Monday, Nov. 28 on charges of kidnapping, criminal restraint, and receiving stolen property, according to a ‘Princeton Patch’ report.
At approximately 11:15 p.m., an officer on duty near the intersection of Nassau Street and Witherspoon pulled over Li’s vehicle after hearing a woman’s scream for help from within the Mercedes-Benz, according to police reports.
Reports identified the woman as a 20-year-old resident of Plainsboro. According to her testimony, she was allegedly held captive by Li in the car for hours, as he refused the woman’s requests to leave the vehicle. She was then driven through various towns for three hours before the vehicle was pulled over.
Police reported that the two were prior acquaintances, but the extent of their relationship is unclear. Li is currently in custody and being held on $225,000 bail.