IDAHO STATE UNIVERSITY: Saudi Muslim student arrested after kidnapping a motorist at knifepoint

Police said 23-year-old Saud Khalid Almudaiheem (below), a student from Saudi Arabia who is living in Pocatello, was charged with two counts of felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and one felony charge of second-degree kidnapping.

East Idaho News (h/t Ben M)  Around 2 a.m. Sunday, police said they received a call from a motorist claiming that Almudaiheem brandished a black box-cutter style knife and demanded a ride from the Jacksons Food Stores on South Fifth Avenue to an area near the Ridgecrest Apartments on Bartz Way.

After dropping Almudaiheem off, police said the victim called police to report the incident.

Later, at a Chevron gas station, Almudaiheem used the same black box-cutter style knife to threaten other motorists for a ride. Upon arrival, police determined Almudaiheem was allegedly involved in the original complaint and arrested him at the gas station.

If convicted of the aggravated assault charges, Almudaiheem will face up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. The second-degree kidnapping charge carries a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison. Almudaiheem is currently incarcerated at the Bannock County Jail and bond in the case was set at $50,000.