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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville man is accused of kidnapping a mother and her two children after offering to give them a ride home.
Police say the woman and her children were at a pool party on or around July 8 and needed a ride home. Erick B. Choate, age 32, was also at the pool party and offered to drive them home.
Police say he was an acquaintance of the victims.
But instead of driving them home, police say Choate took them to the Louisville Manor Motel on Dixie Highway, near the Watterson Expressway interchange and demanded that they stay there.
When the woman refused, police say Choate became irate, allegedly threatening to kill her and her children, adding that he would, "take her to her final resting place," and "throw the kids through the windshield."
He allegedly refused to let them go despite their demands, and demanded that the woman turn over all of her money.
He then drove them to his own home on Latania Drive, near the intersection of W. Pages Lane and Terry Road, according to police.
That's when the woman threw her purse at Choate, told her kids to make a run for it and ran to a neighbor's house. Choate fled the scene.
He was arrested Thursday afternoon, shortly after 5 p.m. and is now charged with three counts of kidnapping and one count of robbery.