(Portland, Oregon) A 50-year-old local woman, Kola J. McGrath, has been arrested for trespassing at 333 Oak Apartments, a downtown apartment complex she was forbidden from visiting since April 2011 due to vandalism.
Since that time, McGrath's boyfriend, Curtis Lowe, has been suspiciously observed by residents while lugging around a pink rolling suitcase.
Monday afternoon, a caller told police that a man kidnapped a woman, put her in a pink suitcase and took it into the apartments.McGrath was booked into custody at the Multnomah County Jail.
Officers shared the witness’s description with the building manager, who said it might be resident Curtis T. Lowe, 52.
Lowe denied knowing anything about a woman in a suitcase, said a police report.
But officers searched the apartment. They found a pink suitcase in the living room and Kola J. McGrath, 50, in the closet.
The woman, described by police as 5-foot-6 and 96 pounds, told officers she had not been kidnapped. Instead, she was hiding in the suitcase because she had been banned from the apartment complex since April 2011.