A Millcreek woman told police she was kidnapped in her car at knifepoint by five men and raped repeatedly Friday - marking the third reported carjacking in the Salt Lake area this week.
The woman, 36, was waiting at a red light at 1300 S. State about 9:30 p.m. when a man stepped into her unlocked vehicle, brandished a knife and ordered her to keep driving, according to a Salt Lake police report.As the light turned green, four more men jumped into her car.
The woman said she was then directed to an unknown location where she was blindfolded and her hands bound with wire.
The men then allegedly threw her into the back seat of a different car and traveled to another unidentified spot where she was raped and assaulted, the report said.
Afterward, she was released near the Salvation Army parking lot at 300 S. 400 West.
The woman, who said she is a corrections employee, told police one of the men may have been a former prison inmate because he said "this is what you get, this is what you deserve for working where you work."
No arrests have been made. An investigation is pending, said Salt Lake Police Lt. John Hodson.
Also, a Taylorsville woman told police she was kidnapped Friday by a man hiding in the back of her car.
The woman, 23, was traveling south on I-15 about 11 p.m. when the man surprised her and ordered her to go west on I-215, according to a police report.
After driving to the area of 6200 S. 3200 West, the man instructed the woman to drive east to a parking lot near 2800 E. 3900 South. The man then got out of the vehicle and walked away.
The woman told a Salt Lake County sheriff's deputy she had also been sexually assaulted during the abduction, the report said.
Wednesday, two teens forced a West Valley woman into the back of her car and drove off. The incident ended when the parents of one of the youths drove past, spotted their son in an unfamiliar car and cut the boys off.
Both were later arrested.