A man who abducted and assaulted a 17-yearold Maple Ridge teen has pleaded guilty to the crimes.
Ian James William Campbell, a 25-year-old Port Coquitlam man, pleaded guilty Wednesday to four of seven charges.
He pleaded to assault causing bodily harm, unlawful confinement, using a fake gun, and theft following a January incident where he allegedly tricked Alex into give him a lift.
On Jan. 19, Campbell approached Alex, who was on a break outside a Maple Ridge pub where she was a food runner. He 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 the mall by a man asking them for help.
About a month after the incident, 100 people showed up to see Alex receive a blue 2004 PT Cruiser from Maple Ridge Chrysler to replace her damaged car.
Campbell is scheduled to be sentenced next month in Port Coquitlam provincial court.
He 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.
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