Neighbor speaks after Uber driver escapes armed suspect

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- A man who allegedly pulled a gun on a Grand Valley Uber driver Friday night is behind bars in New Mexico.

According to a Grand Junction Police report, around 11:40 PM on January 10th, officers responded to a crash just north of 25 and G road.

When they got there, they found a woman saying she was an Uber driver, and had jumped out of her car to get away from a man who pulled out a gun, and demanded she take him to the desert.

The suspect was later identified as 23-year-old Adam Salaz, who was found in Carlsbad New Mexico Saturday night.

A neighbor in this area says the Uber driver ran to his front porch for help on the night of the incident.

"It was cold, and she said there's a man with a gun, call 9-11. So we didn't know if we should let her in or not, we went outside with her and kind of stayed near her until the cops showed up,” said an anonymous neighbor near 25 and G Roads.

The driver’s car has been found down in New Mexico.

Salaz faces kidnapping and theft charges with the Grand Junction Police Department.

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