Police rescued a homeless woman Sunday was locked inside a railroad car in Pomona without food or water for four days.
The department received a 911 call from a woman who told them she was trapped inside a railway car that was located near Valley Boulevard and the Orange (57) Freeway, Pomona police said. The victim told police her cell phone had malfunctioned until Sunday.
Police found the woman about a half-hour later, the department said.
The woman, whose name was withheld, was in fair condition when she was rescued by police, the department said. She was taken to Pomona Valley Hospital for a checkup.
The victim told police she had been living in the railroad car with a man, the department said. She also told police she had given the man some money to buy food and drugs.
The suspect, whose name was not released, then allegedly locked the woman in the car. Police also found another person living in a nearby railroad call and removed that individual.
The case was being investigated as a false imprisonment case, police said.
Anyone with information on this incident was asked to call Pomona police at (909) 620-2055. Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
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