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Good Samaritan hit suspect multiple times with car, court documents show

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Posted at 4:09 PM, Jan 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-09 20:07:18-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Court records are shedding more light on an accused kidnapper and the concerned citizen who helped rescue the victim.

According to court documents, a good Samaritan hit the suspected kidnapper, 21-year-old Fabian Prieto, three times with their car. The first was when the good Samaritan rear-ended the suspect's car, and the other two times the good Samaritan hit the suspect.

On Dec. 18, according to court documents, a concerned citizen witness a woman crying and screaming for help in the passenger's seat of a car on Highway 178 and Morning Drive.

The concerned citizen followed the car as it began to speed away and then rammed the car to make it stop. That's when, according to court documents, Prieto got out of the car and pointed a gun at the good Samaritan.

Court documents said the good Samaritan that hit Prieto with their car. The good Samaritan told police Prieto fell backwards then "immediately began to stand up with the firearm in hand." The good Samaritan "said in order to keep Prieto from shooting," he hit Prieto with his car again.

According to court documents Prieto suffered a brain bleed, a pelvic fracture and an injury to his spleen.

Prieto is due back in court on Jan. 28

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