Possible kidnapping investigation continues in Boise




Posted on May 23, 2010 at 4:57 PM

BOISE -- Boise Police are now looking at evidence and surveillance tape of a possible kidnapping.

Servers at the Egg Factory restaurant in Boise discovered a note Saturday that said "Help, I've been kidnapped."

It's unclear if this is hoax, but it is now a police investigation.

It was just before 2 p.m. Saturday that a waitress saw a napkin neatly folded under a coffee mug.

Usually napkins just get thrown away, but something told her she ought to look at it and the note that she found alarmed her.

The couple that was eating in that booth had just left the restaurant.

So the waitress immediately alerted her fellow employees. Someone called police while others tried to locate the man and woman.

But the employees were just a little too late.

"I just ran out with the cook looking for the car,” said Shae DeBerry, who works at the Egg Factory. “We asked Gabby, who waited on the couple, ‘what vehicle did they get in?’, and she said that maroon pick-up. So we went out there, saw the maroon pick-up and one of our cooks followed the pick-up. He chased after it to get the plate number but we were short one digit.”

Detectives have tried to locate what they believe to be the couple's maroon Toyota truck, but they aren't sure if they have the correct license plate info.

The servers said they've seen this couple at least once before and they were friendly.

They said yesterday though, the woman was quiet and kept to herself and that the man ordered her food for her.

Police continue to investigate, and tell us they will release the couple's description.

The servers told us both the man and woman are in their late 40s to early 50s.