OGDEN -- An early morning search for crack landed a man in jail facing multiple felony charges Monday, including kidnapping.
Justin J. Anderson, 23, knocked on a window at an apartment complex at 2579 Adams Ave., Ogden Police Lt. Chad Ledford said. When the resident went to let him in, Ledford said, Anderson was wearing a bandana over his face and was a holding a firearm, which turned out to be an air soft gun.
Anderson told the victim if she did not get loud then nothing would happen, the police report said.
Anderson entered the apartment, where the victim's mother was inside.
When the mother became aware of Anderson, she grabbed her cellular phone and dialed 911, concealing the phone behind her back. The call came in around 4:23 a.m.
Ledford said dispatchers recorded most of the exchange between Anderson and the victims.
Anderson told the victims to give him $100 worth of crack or $100 in cash, the report said. Police believe Anderson had been to the apartment earlier asking for crack.
Police found the mother and the suspect arguing over money. Ledford said the entire ordeal lasted about 10 minutes.
When the police arrived, Anderson had the airsoft gun tucked into his waistband. After a search, police also found a knife and a metal bat jammed down the front of his pants.
"Fortunately for him, he still had the gun in his waistband when the police got there," Ledford said, "because if he still had it in his hand, this could have turned out differently."
Officers booked Anderson into Weber County Jail on suspicion of possession of a dangerous weapon, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated burglary and tampering with witness.