Man arrested for kidnapping, false imprisonment
A Victorville man was arrested for kidnapping and false imprisonment after police believe he forced his daughter and her boyfriend to drink alcohol with him.
Christopher Enright, 46, may also face additional charges for reports the man exposed himself to a woman in the Walmart parking lot in March, Barstow Police Department Detective Keith Libby said.
Enright was living in Barstow when he allegedly dropped his pants and exposed himself to the victim while the woman was returning to work in the Walmart parking lot. This occurred shortly after the two exchanged harsh words over a parking spot, the woman said.
The victim took down his license plate number, which led police to Enright, though he was no longer at the address connected to the vehicle, Libby said. The victim identified Enright in a photo lineup.
“In my opinion guys like this are just bullies because they pick women and they pick vulnerable people, and they surprise them by exposing themselves,” Libby said.
Libby said he began to investigate Enright for other crimes, because those who expose themselves in public tend to commit other sexual crimes. During this investigation police learned from Enright’s 17-year-old daughter that he allegedly forced her to drive to the liquor store with him after she attempted to move back in with her mother in January, Libby said. Upon returning to his home, police believe he zip-tied the doors shut and forced her and her boyfriend to drink vodka shots with him, threatening to beat them up if they didn’t comply.
“The boyfriend said the dad was acting uncontrollable,” Libby said. “He was upset and trying to get them both to sit there and drink with him. So they’re there taking sips just to try to appease him.”
Police arrested Enright at the Victorville car dealership he works at on the 14800 block of Palmdale Road at 3:05 p.m. Thursday. He was booked for the kidnapping and false imprisonment, though a full report will be submitted to the District Attorney’s Office where they may charge him with the public exposure charge, Libby said.
Enright is currently being held at West Valley Detention Center in lieu of $250,000 bail.
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