ORLANDO, Fla. – A Sarasota man is accused of kidnapping a woman from her Orlando apartment complex and driving her out of town to sexually batter her, according to the Orlando Police Department.
The victim said she arrived at her apartment complex parking garage at the Aqua at Millenia Apartments at 7 p.m. Sunday and parked her car on the fourth floor.
While trying to get her belongings out of her backseat, an unknown man, later identified as Michael Allen Lucas, 29, came up behind her, grabbed her by the neck and put his hand over her mouth, according to an arrest affidavit.
The victim said Lucas told her “if you scream, I have a gun and I will shoot you,” according to the report.
He then forced her back into the vehicle and told her to put her head down between her legs and not to look at him as he drove the car away from where it was parked, the report said.
Because her head was between her legs, the victim was unable to see where Lucas was driving but, according to the report, Lucas drove them to a nearby gas station, where he flagged someone down and asked them to go inside and pay for the gas using money Lucas took from the victim’s purse.
After leaving the gas station, the victim said based on a conversation Lucas had with someone on the phone, she believes Lucas drove them to Sarasota and stopped at a place called Dreads before he took her to an abandoned house and sexually battered her, police said.