Overland Park police say woman is safe following reports of possible kidnapping

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Overland Park Police were investigating a report of a possible kidnapping of a woman on Thursday, but Friday made contact with her and learned that she is okay.

Police say it happened near 75th Street and Interstate 35 in the parking lot between McDonald’s and the Johnson County Animal Clinic.

Witnesses previously said a woman was forced into a minivan with a temp tag that was possibly out of Missouri about 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Police said the black male seen forcing her into the vehicle was described as being in his 20s, 5-foot-10 to 6-feet tall, heavyset with dreadlocks, wearing a white t-shirt, and gray sweat pants. The white female or light-skinned black female was described as being 19-24 years old wearing a white, brown and orange dress. The van driver was described as a black male in his early 20s, skinny and 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-11 in height.

“Our main focus is first to find this car, then to find the people inside it to make sure that everything is OK,” Sgt. Matt Bregel said Thursday.

Overland Park police are continuing to investigate the incident.