By Logan Smith

ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) — The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) has asked members of the public for their help in locating a dark-colored 2019 Kia Optima that witnesses say drove at a man who was running from a gas station and struck him.

Those witnesses also reported that the occupants of the car then put the man in the car and drove away.

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It is being investigated as a possible kidnapping, per ACSO spokesperson Ginger Delgado.

The car was reported stolen out of Denver, Delgado said, and bears Colorado license plate UOU380.

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Four people – two men and two women – were seen inside the car before the incident.

The was last seen in the 7500 block of South University Boulevard around 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

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Law enforcement agencies and medical facilities throughout the metro area have been alerted to the incident, Delgado added.

Logan Smith