Troopers arrest hitchhiker wanted in Kodiak kidnapping
A man wanted by Anchorage police on a felony kidnapping warrant out of Kodiak has been taken into custody by Alaska State Troopers on the Sterling Highway.
Police had said Thursday night that 38-year-old Daniel Grosser might have been trying to hitchhike his way from Anchorage to Homer. According to a trooper dispatch, Grosser was reported hitchhiking on the highway at about 9:40 p.m. hitchhiking between Soldotna and Kasilof.
"Troopers responded from Soldotna towards Kasilof and located Grosser walking along the Sterling Highway near approximately Mile 104," troopers wrote. "Grosser matched the description provided by the complainant and was arrested without incident."
Kodiak District Attorney Gustaf Olson said Grosser was wanted in a Nov. 27 confrontation stemming from a drug deal gone bad. Kodiak police told local media that Grosser, whose first name was initially reported as David, held a man during that incident and threatened to kill him until the man stabbed Grosser and escaped.
Troopers said Grosser was taken to the Wildwood Pretrial Facility, where he was held on $25,000 bail.
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