Woman kidnapped with child rescued after mouthing 'help me' at store

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SALEM, Ore. (CBS) — A man authorities say kidnapped a woman and her child, holding them at their home, has been arrested after he took her to a store and she mouthed the words "help me" to several people.

Christopher Hahn-Collins, 25, of Salem, was scheduled for a hearing Monday afternoon at Marion County Circuit Court.

The sheriff's office said Saturday that Hahn-Collins had broken into the woman's home on Friday, and when she and her child returned there, he held them at knifepoint overnight and into Saturday.

The unidentified woman persuaded Hahn-Collins to take her to Dick's Sporting Goods store Saturday afternoon, and she was rescued by deputies who had been called to the scene by people who saw her plead for help.

Detectives say Hahn-Collins and the victims didn't know one other.

Hahn-Collins was booked into the Marion County Jail on two counts of first-degree kidnapping, menancing, first-degree burglary, unlawful possession and unlawful use of a weapon, giving false information to police and a parole violation warrant on a previous sex abuse charge.