SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – A jury has found a man accused of an attempted kidnapping at a grocery store in Dillon last year guilty.

According to the Fifth Judicial District Attorney’s Office, Juan Carlos Soriano-Sanchez, 22, has been found guilty of first-degree trespass-auto and menacing with the use of a deadly weapon for the incident that occurred last May 31.

Juan Carlos Soriano-Sanchez (credit: Fifth Judicial District Attorney's Office)

Juan Carlos Soriano-Sanchez (credit: Fifth Judicial District Attorney’s Office)

“The female victim was leaving the grocery store. Soriano-Sanchez entered her vehicle on the passenger side, wielding a knife and instructed her to drive him somewhere. The victim fled the vehicle, yelled for help, and Soriano-Sanchez fled the scene on foot,” the district attorney’s office said in a statement.

A good Samaritan who witnessed the crime caught up to Soriano-Sanchez and held him until police arrived.

“We want to thank the Dillon Police Department, the Summit County Sheriff’s Office, the Silverthorne Police Department and of course our good Samaritan hero for apprehending this dangerous perpetrator,” said District Attorney Bruce Brown. “We are so grateful that no one was wounded during this horrific incident,” Brown added.

Soriano-Sanchez will be sentenced on June 13.


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