A kidnapping charge has been laid against a man accused of stealing a pickup truck containing a passenger with special needs.
The truck had been left running at Meadowlark Mall, when it was stolen on Tuesday afternoon.
A few hours later, the vehicle was found in Stony Plain, with the suspect apprehended a short time after that.
Around the same time, Edmonton police said the passenger — a 46-year-old man who functions at the level of a 7-year-old — was found safe about ten blocks from the mall.
Besides kidnapping, Brandon Salteaux, who is 24, has also been charged with theft of a motor vehicle and assault. (td)