YOUNGTOWN, AZ (3TV/CBS5) – The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man who allegedly forced a woman into his truck in Youngtown, Arizona. 

MCSO said they arrested 41-year-old Alfredo Espinoza without incident Monday night in Wickenburg, Arizona. Police say the female victim is his girlfriend. 

[WATCH: What happened and how the viral video helped police]

On Sunday, Aug. 11, just after 6 p.m., the woman, who is in her mid-30s was heard screaming for help and seen running away from Espinoza at a car wash at 111th and Grand avenues in Youngtown

Video shows the woman being pushed and forced inside a black 2019 Chevrolet Silverado pick-up truck.

[RAW VIDEO: Possible endangered woman seen running for help in Youngtown]

Endangered woman at Youngtown car wash

Truck unknown man was driving at car wash. 

"Just seeing (the footage)... over and over and over again... I just hope she's OK," said Keaton Berry, the general manager of Clean Freak Car Wash, where this happened. "It’s not something we see every day. I was shocked that he would even do something like that."

Berry said police were on the scene within 5 minutes.

"And then the report was posted online within a couple hours," he continued.

MCSO said the truck sustained minor damage on the passenger side of the vehicle while backing up and was seen leaving at a high rate of speed.

At the time, MCSO said it was possible the woman involved in the incident was in danger.

Espinoza was later booked into the Fourth Avenue Jail for an assault charge.


Copyright 2019 KPHO/KTVK (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.


Recommended for you