SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Bond has been set at $1 million for a man accused of breaking into the home of a 94-year-old Scottsdale woman and stealing cash before kidnapping her.
Scottsdale police say Ian Michael Nielsen was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of attempted second-degree murder, kidnapping, robbery and aggravated assault.
The 25-year-old Nielsen didn’t have an attorney at his initial court appearance Wednesday.
Police say a man broke into the woman’s home on Nov. 7 about 6 a.m. and demanded money.
He bound her before locking her inside her car’s trunk, then drove around before parking the vehicle in a lot at a mall.
The woman told police she eventually freed herself from the trunk.
Police say the woman was treated at a hospital for an injured sternum. Her name hasn’t been released.