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Elk Grove Realtor handcuffed in home

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  • #175422

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    Very scary. Be careful out there Realtors

    [url]Http://www.kcra.com/news/local-news/news-sacramento/man-handcuffs-real-estate-agent-as-hes-shown-elk-grove-home/30606290?absolute=true[/url]

    Elk Grove police are searching for a man who allegedly handcuffed a real estate Thursday evening inside a home she was showing to him, officers said.

    According to police, the agent was showing the potential buyer a home just before 6 p.m. on the 8500 block of Rio Formosa Way.

    While walking through the home, the man pulled out a gun, handcuffed the real estate agent and held her against her will, investigators said.

    At some point, the man freed the agent and drove away from the home in a red truck.

    The agent then ran and found a security guard in the area.

    Police said the man they are searching for is in his 50s and is armed with a handgun.

    Anyone with information about the man is asked to call the Elk Grove Police Department at 916-691-5246.

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    Things must be sketchy still as another report says she was kidnapped and let go at WalMart.

    http://www.news10.net/story/news/local/elk-grove/2015/01/08/real-estate-agent-kidnapped-elk-grove/21476011/
    Law enforcement is on the lookout for an armed man who allegedly kidnapped a real estate agent who was showing him a house in Elk Grove Thursday afternoon.

    The real estate agent was unharmed, Elk Grove police Officer Chris Trim said. She was allegedly threatened with a gun and abducted from the 8500 block of Rio Formosa Way. The woman was dropped off at a Walmart at Bruceville Road and Whitelock Parkway in Elk Grove.
    The kidnapper was described as black or Hispanic, in his 50s and armed with a handgun, Elk Grove police tweeted. He fled in a red truck.
    Anyone with information on the incident was asked to contact Elk Grove police.

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    Interesting. The tweet I saw from EGPD said she was kidnapped so that jives with the News 10 story.

    A friend of mine texted asking if my wife was home and sent me the EGPD tweet. I called her and texted her and she didn’t respond for about 15 minutes so I was needless to say a little bit scared. I knew she was showing a house late this afternoon. I wasn’t sure where.

    Hopefully she got a good description of the suspect. You would think he must have called her to arrange the appointment or maybe emailed at the very least. Unless he called from a blocked phone in which case you shouldn’t meet anyone that calls you from a blocked number and you should meet them in a public place first. I haven’t heard yet who it was, but I am sure we will find out in the next day or two. The Realtor community is pretty close knit. It’s a wakeup call to everyone in the business.

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    Yes, it is very scary. I can imagine how concerned you were not knowing where your wife was or if she was ok.

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    She does that to me every once in awhile. 🙂
    Scariest time was we were in Maui a few years ago and our kids were little. She went to get a massage at a hotel in Wailea. Her appointment was at like 1 pm and she left 90 minutes early to go there and eat lunch. At like 1:15 I get a call asking if she was coming in. I said she should already be there. So I call her cell phone, it goes straight to voicemail. Leave her a message. Text her. Call back the spa at the hotel. She’s still not there. I wait 15 minutes, try again. Still no phone and she is still not at the spa. By this time I am freaking out. I wait another 30 minutes, still nothing. She has the rental car. I have no way to go find her. She also has the car seats for the kids. So I am stuck on an island. We had friends who lived in Kauai, I was seriously going to call them to come to Maui and stay with my kids. So I called the police to file a missing person’s report. The cops get to our condo and I am giving the cop the information and then my wife calls. She is hysterical because she heard my frantic messages. She had been sitting by the pool relaxing after her massage and had no idea. So she goes in a reams the spa people a new one for calling me and freaking me out for no reason. Then we figure out, she went to the wrong spa. She knew it was in Wailea, but she made an appointment at the Four Season Wailea and went to the Grand Wailea thinking that was the place. She thought it was odd that that they didn’t have her name down even though she made an appointment. I was never so scared in my life. It was the longest two hours of my life. :taser

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    Omg, that is funny! (Well, in retrospect).

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    Horrible…hope she is ok.

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    @newmom 103096 wrote:

    Omg, that is funny! (Well, in retrospect).

    Yes, we laughed about it afterwards. She felt so bad. Each message I left was a little more frantic than the previous. By the time she heard by 5 or 10 messages she was in tears.

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    More details on the story.

    Law enforcement is on the lookout for an armed man who allegedly kidnapped a real estate agent who was showing him a house in Elk Grove Thursday afternoon.

    The real estate agent was unharmed, Elk Grove police Officer Chris Trim said. The woman had a 3:30 p.m. appointment with a client to show a KB model home in the 8500 block of Rio Formosa Way. Investigators said the client pulled a gun on the woman and handcuffed her. He held her for about 50 minutes, moving her from room to room in the home, the victim said.
    At some point, the client left the model home and the agent locked him out. The agent got the attention of a patrolling security guard who escorted her to auto dealerships nearby.
    it wasn’t determined yet if any of the victim’s belongings had been taken.
    The kidnapper was described as black or Hispanic, in his 50s and armed with a handgun, Elk Grove police tweeted. He fled in a red truck.
    The location of the kidnapping was described as a new housing development with three model homes. There are no other homes around.
    Anyone with information on the incident was asked to contact Elk Grove police.

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    Wow, you just never know what is gonna happen next. This is scary sh-t!

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    Lots of questions after reading all the stories on the various news sites.
    Why did she have to flag down a security officer who then drove her to Walmart where they called police?
    Why didn’t the security guard call police?
    Why didn’t she call police? Why didn’t she drive her own car? Maybe she ran out of the house and flagged the person down but why wouldn’t the security guard have called 911?
    It sounds like she worked for KB homes but that isn’t clear. They said she had an appointment so there are phone records and they are checking into it. I would think that would help track him down.

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    My wife and I were talking about this too.

    1) Those KB models, was it an actual agent or one of the model home agents.

    2) If you are a realtor WHY wouldn’t you have your cell phone on you, unless you were the KB home agent (but still wouldn’t you have your phone incase someone calls)

    3) She locked the suspect out, but was still able to flag down the security guard . From inside the house? (confused on that part.)

    4) Those model homes are supposed to be equipped with camera’s inside or at least at the front door when walking in, soooo this seems a little fishy too me.

    5) The security guard would have called the cops, why drive to Wal Mart of all places. Cosumnes Oaks and Pinkerton where open as well you couldn’t have went over there to find the school police (unless they left)

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    All good questions. We don’t live in the 1970’s. Everyone has cell phones. You would think security would also have two way radios. I know under something that stressful you don’t think but the security guard should have been able to think for her.

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    This is why I should have been a detective and used my CJ degree to it’s full advantage. LOL

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    Maybe he stole her cell phone, and perhaps he had driven away before she flagged down security. I had wondered why security didn’t have a phone too. Since other reports indicated he kidnapped her and took her to Walmart, it’s possible that is still what happened. But I’m guessing COHS are Pinkerton were already closed. My daughter has cheerleading at Toby JOhnson at 5:30 in the summer and fall and the school gates are closed before that.
    Regardless, I hope they catch this guy.

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    It sounds like these models are fairly isolated at this time.
    My guess is that her assailent had take her phone and keys and that she asked the security guard to take her to an area (walmart) to be safer, in case the bad guy was still near by. Would you call 911 from inside a burning house if you could go outside first?

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    A burning house no. A locked house with a possible suspect outside? Yes. Don’t you watch horror movies? You never run outside of the house. They always get you. 🙂

    Maybe he took her purse and phone, but on the news reports Officer Trim said as far as they know nothing was taken.

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    Nothing was taken from the victim. Security is supposed to have two way radios. The models have cameras. This happened around 3:30-4 didn’t it? The school is still open until 4:30 unless they changed the hours. It’s not adding up.

    If the guy was still outside or nearby with a gun wouldn’t you rather stay in a locked house rather then running out to a security officer out in the open that don’t have any type of weapon, or better yet go to Wal Mart where the gunman could be…. A fire is a differnt story then someone with a gun. LOL

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    If it is one security guy patrolling…who is he going to radio to?
    I agree things aren’t adding up though.

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    Security would radio to their bosses.

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    Suspect has been caught. 47 year old registred sex offender.

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    have they released his name yet?

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    From the EGPD Twitter page

    @ElkGrovePD: EGPD has arrested David Burnhart (47), a registered sex offender, in connection with the kidnapping of a real estate agent yesterday.

    @ElkGrovePD: Burnhart is currently being processed @ EGPD. A booking photo is not available and a press release will be later today.

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    You can find his information and picture on Megan’s Law. I just looked him up

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    Wow. Crazy. She was very lucky. I think if I were a Realtor, I would check the names of anyone I was meeting against the various databases. Of course, that assumes they give you their real name.
    When I used to be in cell phone sales (in 1994 and 1995) it was before there were stores to buy them from and so I would often have to go deliver phones to homes and offices-sometimes in sketchy areas. This is when a digital flip phone cost $1000-$1500. We also told another person on our sales team the name and contact info of the person we were meeting, the address where we were going, and a time we make would contact again. If we didn’t call our teammate on time, they were to call the police. I think if I were a Realtor, I would use a similar system.

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    Yep. I’m going to have a talk with my wife. She’s pretty careful. If she gets a bad vibe I go with her or sometimes I meet with them. That’s rare because it’s mostly referrals.

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