Woman hands note to Wendy's worker: 'I'm being held against my will'

Investigators say the woman entered a Wendy's restaurant in northeast Atlanta just before noon on Monday.

She asked for a blank piece of paper and wrote that she's being held against her will and needed help, police said.

The woman then walked out of the restaurant and got into a waiting pickup truck which drove away.

Police say the vehicle is a white 1997 Ford Ranger with Georgia tag AZR1028. The man behind the wheel had long hair and was wearing a green shirt.

"When the guy was coming into the store she then left the store and got into the vehicle with him," Atlanta Police Lt. Charles Hampton said. "We think it's important to put the car out there to try to get an indication of where they may be."

Police can only describe the woman as Hispanic or multi-racial wearing a blue shirt and blue jeans.

They said she went into the restaurant and first went to the restroom.

Atlanta police have alerted other law enforcement agencies to search for the pickup truck.

They also hope to have better descriptions after they review security video from the restaurant.

"We tried to get video, we are having trouble with Wendy's corporate office so maybe the earliest tomorrow we will get video," Hampton said. 

Police are asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS, submit a tip online or the Atlanta police Missing Person Unit at 404-546-5498.

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