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Man arrested for kidnapping Malibu teen

Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Alexis Fantauzzi, 28, was arrested on June 12, 2012, and faces charges of kidnapping to commit another crime, kidnapped while carjacking, vandalism, annoy or molest a child and attempted escape from arrest.

Alexis Fantauzzi, 28, was arrested on June 12, 2012, and faces charges of kidnapping to commit another crime, kidnapped while carjacking, vandalism, annoy or molest a child and attempted escape from arrest. (KABC Photo)

A 28-year-old man described as a transient was arrested for kidnapping a 17-year-old girl who was on her way to school in Malibu.

Authorities said Alexis Fantauzzi forced his way into the victim's car when she was at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Webb Way at about 6:30 a.m. on June 12.

Fantauzzi allegedly drove around the area for several hours until he stopped at a local gas station. The victim signaled that she needed help, but before anyone could get involved, Fantauzzi allegedly sped off.

A good Samaritan called police, and Fantauzzi was taken into custody a short time later without further incident.

Fantauzzi is being held on $2 million bail and faces charges of kidnapping to commit another crime, kidnapping while carjacking, vandalism, annoy or molest a child, and attempted escape from arrest.

City News Service contributed to this report.

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