Two Escondido men were taken into custody Friday in connection with an attempted kidnapping of a teenage girl in Encinitas.A Jeremiah Owens is on Facebook, from Escondido and approximately the right age.
The two suspects were identified as Christopher White, 27 and Jeremiah Owens, 28.
The two men face charges of kidnapping with the intent to commit rape, false imprisonment, assault with the intent to commit rape, and conspiracy.
Owens is a Facebook friend of Christopher White, who describes Owens as his roommate.
A limited online record search returned no criminal history for either man.
The 15-year-old victim is a long-time resident of Encinitas.
You have to be a special kind of stupid to try to kidnap someone in broad daylight, on a heavily trafficked beach street, in a neighborhood with lots of security cameras, in an unusually identifiable vehicle, and then to return to the same city in the same vehicle two days later.