SANDY, UT — Umar Hayat Raja was arrested on Saturday after allegedly kidnapping a man at a cemetery.
Grieving the loss of a loved one, the victim was approached by Raja who was armed with a knife. Raja demanded the victim to drive him around the city from the graveyard.
During the drive, Raja intimidated the victim by touting about people he had "killed before," according to court documents. The kidnapper later took over the wheel.
When Raja pulled up alongside a police car at an intersection, the victim reportedly mouthed the words "help me" to the cop. The officer then followed the car for a short while before lighting up his blue and red lights.
Raja was taken into custody without incident and booked at the Salt Lake County Jail. He was charged with aggravated kidnapping, aggravated robbery and possession of drugs.