Joseph Hetzel, a man considered armed and dangerous kidnapped his ex-girlfriend, Virginia Paris after she obtained a restraining order against him, authorities said.
Joseph, 52, kidnapped Virginia Paris, 55, when she left work in Solvang on Friday night and took off in her black Chrysler, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office.
On Sunday, the two stopped at a Starbucks in the suburbs of Phoenix, where Paris told a female customer she needed help, according to the sheriff’s office.
But Hetzel spotted the interaction, dragged her out and forced her back into the car before the woman could respond.
Paris managed to throw her car registration out the car door when Hetzel drove off, and the document was later discovered by police.
The two were last seen on a surveillance camera checking out of the Grand Canyon Inn in Valle, Arizona on Monday morning.
Police, who believe Hetzel may be headed to Las Vegas, issued a public plea for the two, saying they are “deeply concerned” for Paris’ safety.