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Police: Man carrying PCP kidnaps girlfriend with hammer, tries to drive her to Canada

A north suburban man carrying PCP faces multiple charges for using a hammer to force his girlfriend into a car, then trying to drive her to Canada, according to police who arrested him after the woman asked for help at a travel oasis.

About 2:40 a.m., Illinois State Police contacted the Lake County sheriff’s office to say they had a man in custody in an “unlawful restraint investigation,” and had found the victim unharmed, a statement from the sheriff’s office said.

George Bojszuk, 46, of the 41000 block of North Circle Drive in Antioch, stopped to get gas at I-94 at the Lake Forest Oasis while the victim was in his vehicle, police said. But the woman “was able to alert the gas station clerk that she was being held against her will, and asked the clerk to contact law enforcement,”the statement said.

Bojszuk drove away with the victim prior to arrival of troopers, but the located the vehicle traveling on I-94 south of the oasis, stopped it and rescued the victim, police said.

The victim told police she was in a dating relationship with Bojszuk, but just after midnight on Friday, he woke her up while she was asleep at the Antioch home, and used a hammer to force her into the vehicle against her will, police said. His plan was to take the victim to Canada.

He was charged with felony unlawful restraint, misdemeanor aggravated assault and misdemeanor domestic battery, police said. Officers also found Bojszuk in possession of a substance which field tested positive for phencyclidine, so he was also charged with possession of a controlled substance, a felony.

Sheriff’s officers later learned that he was wanted by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections for a possible DUI-related probation violation. He is being held at the Lake County Jail pending a bond hearing on the Illinois charges, and a hold from the Wisconsin DOC, police said.