Women Charged With Hijacking Bank Manager

CLEVELAND - Two women are accused of jumping a National City Bank manager and forcing him to drive around the city withdrawing money, Action News' Ed Gallek reported.

It was a story that you could have only seen on Action News.

The victim -- an executive vice president at National City Bank -- said that the incident started when he stopped for coffee at the intersection of West 48th Street and Lorain Avenue on Monday morning. Joseph Parker said that he came out to his car, where two women were in the backseat threatening to kill him.

Parker said that the women made him drive around the city withdrawing money from bank machines, including $10,000 at one stop. He said that they did this for six hours.

Parker said that the women even stole the money out of his wallet.

Action News tried to contact Parker, but got no response. He told police that the women who robbed him had threatened him and said that they "would kill his family." He said they also claimed that they "were vice detectives and would call their cop buddies, plant drugs in his car and have him arrested."

Ultimately, Parker told police that the ordeal ended when the women forced him to rent them their own car.

Officials at the Cleveland Police Department said that they have two suspects sitting in jail in connection with the hijacking, but charges have yet to be filed. Investigators said that they are still trying to get to the bottom of this strange and frightening story.