Leavenworth authorities are following up on a report that a man had a knife placed to his throat by a woman who wanted her gas money back, a police spokesman said.
The victim, a 21-year-old man, was able to protect himself from the woman and another assailant by locking himself in his vehicle and calling 911, according to Maj. Dan Nicodemus, deputy chief of the Leavenworth Police Department.
The incident was reported at 2:43 p.m. Friday in the 200 block of Dakota Street.
The victim reported to police that he was approached outside of his apartment by the woman and a man.
“The female displayed a knife and held it against his throat,” Nicodemus said. “She demanded money from him that she had given him for gas.”
When the victim refused, the other man reached into his waistband. This suspect threatened to shoot the victim if he didn’t get into a car with him.
“The victim believed he was reaching for a gun,” Nicodemus said.
The victim jumped into his own truck and locked the door. He then called 911.
Nicodemus said the suspects tried to get into the victim’s truck. But they ended up leaving in the male suspect’s car before police arrived.
“We were unable to find the suspects,” Nicodemus said.
He said the victim identified the woman.
The deputy chief said police will follow up on the case as much as they can. He expressed concern about the victim not being available to follow through with the case. The victim indicated he plans to move to California.