A woman and her young child suffered through a terrifying ordeal after a stranger entered their car and demanded they fuel up and drive him away.
At 8.30pm on Friday, a woman and her six-year-old child were leaving a car park in the NSW south coast town of Batemans Bay, when a man approached.
The man allegedly entered the car on Orient Street and forced the woman to drive him to a club in Catalina.
Mother and her six-year-old were exiting a carpark on Orient Street, Batemans Bay, when a man got in and forced her to drive him to a club in Catalina
The scared mother agreed but was then told by the man to stop at a service station and fill up the tank, police alleged.
When the man got out to get the petrol, the woman took off and immediately contacted police.
Officers from South Coast Police District began investigating and soon arrested a 45-year-old man at a Catalina home.
The man was taken to Batemans Bay Police Station and charged with two counts of detaining a person with intent to obtain advantage, common assault, and two counts of stalking or intimidation intended to invoke fear of physical harm.
The Denhams Beach man was refused bail and will appear in Wollongong Local Court on Monday.
He ordered her to stop at a service station where he got out to get petrol and she drove off. Pictured: Orient Street