Mountain View officers arrested a man early Saturday after he forced a driver to take him from San Jose to a Mountain View KFC.
On May 5 around 3 am, the driver, a 31-year-old San Jose man, was looking for a parking space near 14th and Santa Clara streets in San Jose when 21-year-old transient Alberto Ulloa-Avila allegedly opened the door to the passenger seat, got into the car and demanded the driver take him anywhere he wanted to go. According to the victim, Ulloa-Avila threated to physically harm the driver if he did not comply.
The driver of the vehicle then drove on surface streets to the Mountain View KFC, located on El Camino Real and Castro Street. Once the driver parked the car, Ulloa-Avila attempted to rob the driver. The San Jose man then got out of his car and began to run away from Ulloa-Avila. The suspect then got into the driver’s seat and began to drive away. However, Ulloa-Avila quickly turned around and came back to the KFC, and began chasing the victim across El Camino Real. Officers, at that point, had responded to the area after we received calls for help and found the pair along El Camino Real.
The suspect was detained without incident. The suspect and the victim did not know each other. Ulloa-Avila was subsequently arrested for kidnapping, making criminal threats, vehicle theft, violating a protective order, and driving on a suspended license.