FOREST PARK — A woman convinced a fake FBI agent she was not a prostitute before he let her go, police said.
Forest Park police arrested Omar Shannondoah Chester Thursday, charging him with kidnapping, impersonating an officer, false imprisonment, battery and criminal trespassing.
Forest Park police officer B.C. Hawkins said Chester forced his victim into his apartment against her will and forced her to remain inside.
The incident occurred Nov. 9, at 554 Evergreen Terrace apartment #4, in Forest Park, according to the arrest warrant.
The victim told police Chester pulled her inside, closed the door and beat her.
“[He] hit her twice in the face with his fist, grabbed her around the neck, then dragged her through his apartment to the bathroom and held her down so she could not leave,” said Hawkins. “She said as [Chester] was dragging her ... he stated, ‘I am an FBI agent and you are under arrest for prostitution.’ ”
The victim told police as she struggled to get away, Chester tore her jacket, and caused her to scrape her knee and scratch her arm.
“She said she kept pleading with him to let her go,” Hawkins said. “When she said she was not a prostitute, and her children were outside, he got up off of her and said, ‘Go.’ ”
The victim then ran out of the apartment and called police, he said.
Chester has an arrest record dating to a 1999 robbery by snatch charge. In 2002, he was charged with violating the Georgia Controlled Substances Act. In 2004, Chester was charged with loitering and in 2010, he was charged with simple battery.