A 25-year-old approached several women before selecting a 17-year-old as his victim.
A man who abducted and assaulted a 17-year-old Maple Ridge teen after he tricked her into giving him a lift has pleaded guilty to the crimes.
Ian James William Campbell, 25, pleaded guilty to four of seven charges he faced after the January incident: assault causing bodily harm, unlawful confinement, using a fake gun, and theft. He is scheduled to be sentenced next month in Port Coquitlam provincial court.
On Jan. 19, Campbell approached "Alex", who was on a break outside a Maple Ridge pub where she was a food runner, showed her a pair of jumper cables, and asked for help. As she drove him to his car, he pulled a fake gun and forced her to drive away from the area before beating her.
After the attack, several women contacted police and said they had also been approached at a mall by a man who asked them for help.
About a month later, 100 people showed up to see Alex receive a blue 2004 PT Cruiser from Maple Ridge Chrysler to replace her damaged car.
Campbell was involved in a high-profile police shooting with New Westminster officers in 2008 after he led them on a high-speed chase in a stolen SUV.
-with files from The Province
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