Police were trying Monday to find a suspect who reportedly locked a woman in the trunk of her own car in Twentynine Palms.
The crime was reported Friday night shortly before 9:00 p.m. in the area of Mesquite Springs Road and Valle Vista Road.
The woman who was reportedly victimized said she'd picked up a hitchhiker near Indian Trail and Adobe Road. That stranger then held a gun to her head, forced her to take off some of her clothing then locked her in her car's trunk.
She wasn't hurt and called 9-1-1 while still locked in her own trunk.
Her cell phone calls led deputies to her location where she was then freed.
The suspect was described as a light-skinned black male, in his mid to early 20's, with a thin mustache and a scar above his right eye.
Anyone with information was urged to call the Morongo Basin station of the San Bernardino County Sheriffs Department.