Cleveland police arrest man on kidnapping charge after woman escapes from freezer

Police arrested a 41-year-old man they said kept a woman in the freezer of a group home in Cleveland.

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Eric Glaze was charged with kidnapping and attempted murder after the woman said she escaped from the freezer after being drugged during a party Sunday, WJW reported.

A warrant had been issued Tuesday and police arrested Glaze several hours later, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported.

East Cleveland police Capt. Scott Gardner told WJW the woman was found by police after she crashed a car Tuesday morning. She told police she went to the house and believed she was drugged with a narcotic during the party.

The woman also said the people at the party believed she was dead and put her in the freezer, preparing to dispose of her body, Gardner told the television station.

Gardner said the woman woke up about 10 a.m. Tuesday and managed to escape. She was taken to hospital and was treated for frostbite, WJW reported.

Gardner said Glaze and the victim were friends, the television station reported.

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