Man arrested for duct taping victim, stealing car

Eddie Austin (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)
Eddie Austin (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)

WESTWOOD, OH (FOX19) - A Westwood man is under arrest after police say he duct taped a victim, then stole his car.

Eddie Austin, 25, is charged with kidnapping and aggravated robbery.

According to court documents, Austin forced the victim into a van at gunpoint Thursday morning in Westwood, then stole the victim's other car.

Police say Austin bound the victim's face and hands with duct tape. He then tried to escape in the van, but it continuously stalled, so he drove back to the original location and took the victim's other car.

Austin was booked in the Hamilton County Justice Center just before 4 a.m. Friday morning. He is scheduled to be in court on Saturday.

He's also facing a misdemeanor drug abuse charge after police found marijuana in his pocket.

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