California kidnapping victim speaks about ordeal with suspect

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Virginia Paris said her captor tried to force her to marry him in Las Vegas. (Source: KVVU/SBCSO) Virginia Paris said her captor tried to force her to marry him in Las Vegas. (Source: KVVU/SBCSO)
Surveillance video shows Paris and Hetzel in the little neon chapel. (Source: KVVU) Surveillance video shows Paris and Hetzel in the little neon chapel. (Source: KVVU)
Paris said she tried to get away. (Source: KVVU) Paris said she tried to get away. (Source: KVVU)
Hetzel was arrested on Tuesday evening and booked on charges of carjacking and kidnapping. (Source: SBCSO) Hetzel was arrested on Tuesday evening and booked on charges of carjacking and kidnapping. (Source: SBCSO)
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The alleged kidnapping victim who was spotted with the suspect twice in Arizona spoke on Thursday about the harrowing ordeal.

Virginia Paris is still processing what happened.

"He was very forceful. Very very very mean," Paris said about her ex-boyfriend and the suspect, Joseph Hetzel.

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The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office said he kidnapped Paris in Solvang, California last Friday.

They were first seen on Sunday morning at a Goodyear Starbucks where Paris told a female customer she needed help, SBCSO said.

On Monday, SBCSO deputies said the two checked out of the Grand Canyon Inn in Valle.

The pair was later spotted at the Rail Road Pass Hotel in Henderson, Nevada and inside a downtown Las Vegas chapel.

"He said marrying me would get him out of trouble... and pretend like we were on some little honeymoon and we turned off our cell phones and no one would know the difference," Paris said.

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Surveillance video shows Paris and Hetzel in the little neon chapel.

At first, you see the pair signing what looks like marriage documents, right before Paris turns around and tries to walk out the door.

Hetzel grabbed her and they walked out of the chapel.

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"I was very upset and the first time I walked away I was extremely upset. I would not do anything and he ran after me because I was running," Paris said.

About an hour and a half later, they came back.

"I went through with it a second time because he would not stop," Paris said.

This is how Paris described her two-month relationship with Hetzel.

"Very mind controlled. He talked a lot about his explosives and what he would do and what he's done to people, his ex-girlfriends and all that kind of stuff. That made me very nervous, especially on this trip," Paris said.

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On Monday night, Deputies said Hetzel dropped her off at the casino after she made two calls to a relative. She told casino staff that she had been kidnapped and police were called. She was taken to a nearby hospital where she was treated and reunited with her family.

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"I tried running many times But he wouldn't let me. He had me by his side. He wouldn't let me run," Paris said.

SBCSO said Paris filed for a restraining order which was granted but had yet to be served.

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Hetzel was arrested on Tuesday evening and booked on charges of carjacking and kidnapping.

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