Chilling footage of a potential kidnapping has been released by police in hopes of identifying and finding the alleged victim.
A woman screaming for help can be heard at the start of the video as another woman, who is witnessing the incident unfold, exits the home where the footage was captured on a doorbell camera.
“Help!” the victim, who is yet to be identified, screams.
“I’m sorry,” the potential kidnapper yells back before the woman cries out for help again.
The suspect then apologises a second time.
Meanwhile, the witness who exited the house in Los Angeles can be seen trying to what is going on down the suburban street.
A car is then seen driving off down the street.
The incident happened on November 12 at 11:20 pm (local time) on the 3000 block of 3rd Avenue in Los Angeles, according to police.
Witnesses to the potential kidnapping saw what is appeared to be a four-door white Prius with two occupants inside the vehicle.
It is believed the victim, a black female with dark braided hair, referred to as Victim Jane Doe, was in the front passenger seat.
A witness observed Jane Doe’s hair being pulled backwards as she screamed and the front passenger side window being covered in plastic wrap.
The suspect has only been described as a black male.
“Detectives are requesting the public's help in identifying and locating the victim of a possible kidnapping in connection to the video, which was taken in a neighbourhood about five miles west of the city's downtown,” LA Police said in a statement to ABC News.
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