Armed Suspect Charged for Scary Kidnapping of Woman at Gunpoint in Buffalo
The man who kidnapped a Buffalo woman in an armed attack downtown had been indicted. This is every woman's worst nightmare! The frightening incident happened downtown on August 11, 2021, in broad daylight, just before 9 am. Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced that the suspect, 32-year-old Christopher L. Taylor of Buffalo, has been charged in the scary attack. He allegedly kidnapped a woman from a parking lot on Pearl Street. He brandished a weapon and forced the victim into his car at gunpoint. He then placed a blindfold over her eyes and took her to an unknown residence.
In addition, Taylor took the victim to two bank ATMs in the city, where he tried to force her to withdraw money from her account. The transactions were denied. He then transported her to Wick Street, where he set her free and ditched her purse in a garbage can. During the kidnapping, Taylor took the woman's cell phone and her debit card. Thankfully, once freed, the victim was able to locate an Erie County Sheriff’s Office deputy on Broadway. Somehow, police found Taylor and he was arraigned on charges connected to the violent incident the morning of Wednesday, September 15 in by Erie County Court Judge Susan Eagan. He was charged with a Class B felony - one count of Kidnapping in the Second Degree.
Taylor is due back in court on Friday, November 12, 2021, at 9:30 am. He is currently behind bars, being held without bail. He is facing 25 years in prison if he is convicted and sentenced to the maximum for the charge.