According to authorities an alleged kidnapping victim escaped from the vehicle he was held in and ran to the Alton Police station. Police say 19-year-old Forrest S. Bayer of the 400 block of Cherry Street, entered the home of the victim, pistol whipped the man and forced him into his own truck. Bayer stopped at the BP station on Broadway where the victim escaped and ran across the street to the police station


Authorities say the victim was injured during the incident and was taken to the hospital. Bayer is being charged with home invasion, armed robbery, aggravated kidnapping and aggravated battery. Bail is set at $1 million.


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