Mom thwarts Craigslist kidnapping, theft in Daly City 

A man trying to sell his car on Craigslist got taken for a ride Monday by a Daly City man who allegedly threatened the seller and demanded the vehicle’s pink slip.

Jeremy Jenkins, 20, faces a slew of charges after the so-called test drive turned into a botched kidnapping, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said.

Jenkins responded to an ad on Craigslist advertising a 1998 Ford Mustang for sale, Wagstaffe said. The 26-year-old owner of the Mustang agreed to meet Jenkins at the Daly City BART Station.

After Jenkins took the car for a test drive, he pulled out a fake but convincing handgun and handcuffs, Wagstaffe said.

He cuffed the victim, put a pillowcase over his head, put him in the backseat and drove off.

Jenkins demanded the victim turn over the Mustang’s pink slip, Wagstaffe said. The victim said he didn’t have it with him, so Jenkins had the victim call his mother to bring it to the BART station parking lot.

The victim’s mother realized something was wrong and called police. They set up a meeting with Jenkins and when he arrived they arrested him at gunpoint, Wagstaffe said.

— Rob Nagle

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