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Man Abducts Family, Leads LE on 75-Mile Chase, Leaps From Freeway

Man Abducts Family, Leads LE on 75-Mile Chase, Leaps From Freeway

San Jose Mercury News via YellowBrix

October 04, 2010

SAN JOSE – A San Jose man forced his former girlfriend and their infant into his pickup truck, then led police on a 75-mile chase Saturday night that ended with a crash on Interstate 280 in Woodside, police said.

Jorge Moya, 26, jumped from the freeway shoulder onto Woodside Road below, a 30-foot drop, Officer Jose Garcia said.

Moya was transported to Stanford University Hospital with unspecified injuries. Citing privacy laws, the hospital would not release any information about his condition.

According to Garcia, police received a call at 10:27 p.m. Saturday reporting that a man had forced a 25-year-old woman and her 11-month-old baby into a pickup truck at her home on Waverly Avenue, in the Overfelt neighborhood near Highway 101 and Tully Road in East San Jose.

The identity of the woman was not released.

Responding officers spotted the pickup, but the driver refused to stop, Garcia said. The vehicle took the Tully onramp and led officers northbound on 101. Other San Jose officers, a police helicopter and the California Highway Patrol joined the chase after Moya, who, police say, drove at the 65 mph speed limit, accelerated to about 80 mph and then slowed down to 30 mph.

“We don’t know why,” Garcia said.

Moya then drove to Daly City and Colma, winding through residential areas, before getting on Interstate 380 and continuing southbound on Interstate 280, Garcia said.

At 12:11 a.m., the driver appeared to intentionally crash the pickup near the Woodside Road exit, police said. The man left the cab, pulled out the woman and held her at knifepoint for about a minute. Then he leaped over the guardrail and landed on the roadway of Woodside Road underneath, Garcia said.

After being transported to Stanford hospital, he was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping, false imprisonment, assault with a deadly weapon, child endangerment, evading officers and violation of parole.

The woman and infant were not hurt, police said.

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    almost 4 years ago

    I'm glad the mother and child are OK.The man I hope he gets just what he deserves for being on the crazy side,.Maybe a mental institution.As this is just how he acted CRAZY.

  • Img_0103_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    Too bad a Semi tractor Trailer going about 70 MPH wasn't there to greet him when he landed..!!!..@##@!!!!&&*^%$#)(~!!!@.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Kate_n_i_max50


    almost 4 years ago



  • Vpsomourningband_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    Bump Irishcop1961. Glad the mom and baby are okay.

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    almost 4 years ago

    did he atleast break a leg?

  • American_flag_eagle_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    What a jacka....Glad the mom and infant were physically ok..

  • John_groh_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    Glad the victims were not injured. I hope he broke a lot of bones when he jumped.

  • Stmaarten2_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    hahahaha bump irishcop1961!!!!

  • Untitledma28839986-0002_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    To bad it wasn't a 60 foot drop, might of had a different ending.

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