Transient says he was high on crack when he abducted woman from Augusta Walmart parking lot

Posted June 06, 2012, at 6:59 a.m.
Last modified June 06, 2012, at 10:30 a.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — A homeless man has pleaded guilty to abducting a random woman from the Walmart parking lot in Augusta and robbing her.

Shawn Doray was sentenced Tuesday to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to charges including kidnapping in connection with the Dec. 20 abduction. He also was ordered to pay nearly $1,200 in restitution.

Police say Doray, 33, approached the victim in a Walmart parking lot, showed a knife and forced her into the passenger seat of her car. He drove her to an ATM and told her to withdraw money.

When she told him she was unable to make a withdrawal, he took $180 from her and fled on foot.

The Kennebec Journal reports that Doray apologized and said he was high on crack cocaine at the time.