09/02/2013 01:56 EDT | Updated 09/02/2013 02:35 EDT

'Kidnap' Call Prompts New Westminster Police To Seek Public's Help (AUDIO)


New Westminster police need the public's help to track down a man who called a non-emergency number and said he wanted to kidnap a woman and hold her against her will.

The call came at 8:17 a.m. Sunday from a man who wanted to be called "Fleece Johnson," according to a police bulletin. The caller said he is 29 years old and lives on Columbia Street in New Westminster. He told the responder that the potential victim, a 26-year-old woman with no children, lives five houses away.

The caller claimed to know the woman for five years and said he met her in a pub near his home.

Police have been unable to trace the call and have released an excerpt of the exchange:

Partial transcript of call between potential kidnapper and New Westminster police:

MC (Male Caller): I thought you’re gonna give me a local number? Where I could phone.

EC: (E-COMM Operator) Well, well, we’re gonna, we’re gonna try and work on that. But I’m just wondering, do you know this lady's first name?

MC: Yes, I do, but I’m sorry I’m not gonna give you that information.

EC: You don’t wanna give us any information?

MC: No. About, regarding this. You can then trace me.

Anyone with information is asked to call (604) 525-5411.

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