Update: GJ Uber ride turned kidnapping

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. –KREX 5 and Fox 4 has new details on the Uber ride turned kidnapping here in Grand Junction.

The incident happened in the area of 25 and G Road, where one local woman made a potentially life or death decision. After she says she heard the slide rack on a handgun, she threw a bottle of water in her kidnapper’s face and jumped from a moving car.

Adam Salaz is alleged to have pulled a gun on an Uber driver and demanded a ride to the desert after she picked up the suspect in Fruita.

The victim jumped from the vehicle while it was still moving, leaving Salaz to take off in the Uber vehicle. Adam Salaz has been located by law enforcement in Carlsbad, New Mexico.

Salaz’s arrest warrant was issued on charges of kidnapping, felony menacing, false imprisonment, and theft.

Just before midnight on Friday, the Grand Junction Police Department received a car crash call in the area of 25 and G Road. A witness says a female jumped from the driver’s side of the white SUV and the vehicle crashed into a fence.

The female fled on foot but returned to the scene to meet with responding officers.

She picked up Adam Salaz in Fruita after taking an Uber call to drive him to Quincy’s Bar in Downtown Grand Junction, where he is reported to have refused to leave her car, pulled his gun and demanded they go to the desert for reasons unknown at this time.

KREX 5 and Fox 4 is working to contact local law enforcement in New Mexico to get more details on the arrest of Adam Salaz after his nearly 700 mile trip across state lines.

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