ATLANTA (FOX 5 Atlanta) - A Virginia Highland man feared for his life. He said a man slipped into his home through a backdoor and kidnapped him at knifepoint. Police are now searching for the stranger and they believe he's the same man responsible for several home break-ins Thursday morning.
The incident started on the 500 block of Amsterdam Avenue shortly before 11:30 a.m., police said. The victim, who only wanted to go by Bill, said he looked up and saw a stranger walking toward him with a knife. Bill said the man stole cash out of his wallet, took his phone and car keys. Bill said the man then ordered him to get in the car and drive.
"He did at one point wave the knife at me when I made a wrong turn," said Bill.
Bill said they drove for about 45 minutes.
"We drove around and around he said he was looking for women," said Bill.
Bill said they picked up one woman who got in the car with them, she later got out and another woman got in. Bill said about five minutes later, he was told to drive to a corner not far from Mercedes-Benz Stadium and both the man and woman got out. Bill sped off.
"I think if I would have made him mad or not done something he would have wanted me to do, he would have easily stabbed me or dome something to me," said Bill.
Before going to Bill's house, police believe the man broke into several homes. A family who lives on Amsterdam said someone broke into their house, ate a bowl of cereal, drank a couple of Cokes and stole some money.
A woman on Elkmont said she was upstairs when someone came in, checked out her fridge and stole her wallet.
"When I walked outside my credit cards were strewed in the driveway," she said.
But of course, the kidnapping at knifepoint is what has many terrified.
"I was fearful for my life," said Bill.
Neighbors have shared video with each other and police. Police are searching for him.