A California real estate agent is safe after escaping a kidnapping attempt by outsmarting a registered sex offender, who lured her to a house under false pretenses and held her at gunpoint.
The victim, an Elk Grove, California-based real estate agent whose name was not provided by local authorities, was lured to a home and held against her will by David Burnhart, who authorities later confirmed is a registered sex offender.
According to Elk Grove police, Burnhart contacted the agent at her office and requested a showing at a model home in a new development. When Burnhart arrived at the home, he brandished a handgun, threatened the victim and held her against her will.
Burnhart allegedly took the victim into a bedroom and handcuffed her. He later moved her into a second location inside the residence. According to police, Burnhart was continually threatening her throughout the encounter.