Austin police have charged a man after they say he kidnapped a man from his home and forced him to withdraw money from an ATM.
On Feb. 5, officers responded to a residence in the 800 block of 13th Street in reference to a kidnapping. Officers spoke with the victim's roommate who said the victim was cooking a meal for his date when he heard a knock on the door. The victim answered the door and it was a man, later identified as 39-year-old Corey James Wilson, that had been at their home before.
According to court paperwork, on January 30, Wilson showed up on their door step and told victim that he was a Marine and that he had been stranded in Austin and needed help getting back to San Antonio. The victim gave Wilson something to drink and some money from his wallet. Then Wilson left.
When Wilson returned to their home, he asked to use the victim's cellphone. The roommate told officers the two stepped outside and after about five minutes, he went to check on them and they were both gone.
The roommate told officers that it was not normal for him to leave like that especially with food cooking on the stove and he had a date over.
A short time later, officers found the victim.
The victim said that once he went outside Wilson told him that he and the black male driving the vehicle were both veterans and both had guns and that he need to get inside the vehicle. Wilson demanded the victim to give them him wallet and to tell them the PIN for his debt card.
They drove to an ATM on 12th Street where Wilson attempted to withdraw funds from the victim's account. Wilson was unsuccessful so he pulled the victim out of the car and told him to withdraw the funds, but the card did not work. Wilson then threatened the victim.
The victim told Wilson to drive to another ATM located on 11th Street and I-35, where the victim withdrew nearly $400. Wilson took the money and then told him to run.
The victim ran as fast as he could until he found a police officer and flagged him down.
Corey James Wilson has been charged with aggravated kidnapping and aggravated robbery.