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    Police: Missing Richmond Teen Antoine Whittley (17) Became Paranoid After Use Of Hallucinogenic Drug

    https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/20...enogenic-drug/

    RICHMOND (CBS SF) ? Before he went missing, Richmond teen Antoine Whittley had became paranoid and feared he was being kidnapped after he and a friend took a Hallucinogenic drug, police said Friday.

    The 17-year-old was visiting the friend?s house Wednesday night and took a ride share to return home to the Point Richmond area, but was last seen walking on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge.

    Richmond Police said the driver had become concerned about Whittley?s erratic behavior in back seat of car, and while looking at him in the rearview mirror he missed Whittley?s Point Richmond exit

    That set off Whittley even further and he began to assault the rideshare driver because he feared he was getting kidnapped, said Richmond Police Sgt. Aaron Pomeroy.

    Pomeroy said Whittley spoke with his friend on the phone after compelling the rideshare driver to stop on the bridge, where he climbed from the back seat to exit the car out of the driver-side door.

    ?Antoine stated that he was on the bridge and that he told [his friend] K.J. that ?they were trying to kidnap me, they are trying get me,? and I am walking on the bridge now. He also told K.J. ?I may have to jump off,? said Pomeroy.

    Police have said there was no evidence Whittley was the victim of a crime, and that the rideshare driver was not involved in the boy?s disappearance.

    The U.S. Coast Guard and marine units from the Richmond police, Contra Costa County and Solano County sheriff departments have spent hours searching the water below and near the bridge. Officers also walked the shoreline as part of the search.

    He is 5-foot, 9-inches tall and weighs approximately 130 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black Covid-19 mask, hooded Reebok sweatshirt and black/green pants with an orange/green/gray camouflage stripe on both legs. He was carrying a backpack with personal belongings inside.

    Police ask that any person, who may have any information to contact Detective Kris Palma at (510) 621-1276, email him at kpalma@richmondpd.net or contact Richmond?s anonymous tip line at (510) 307-T1PS (8177) or our non-emergency 24-hour number at (510) 233-1214.

    A $10,000 reward is being offered for any information regarding Whittley.

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    Your post is quite dated. They are pretty sure that he either jumped or fell off a bridge at this point. I've been following it for the past week because I know this area well.

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    https://www.ktvu.com/news/police-dis...-richmond-teen

    . RICHMOND, Calif. - Police in Richmond on Friday released new details about a teen missing for more than a week and are asking the public for any information they may have.

    Antoine Whittley, 17, was last seen at about 8:30 p.m. Feb. 10 on the upper deck of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge after allegedly taking illegal drugs including hallucinogens with a friend and attacking a rideshare driver, police said.

    17-year-old Antoine Whittley, seen here in this Oct. 2018 photo, which was provided by Richmond police.
    Officers have spoken with Whittley's friend and the driver and do not believe any foul play was involved, according to Sgt. Aaron Pomeroy, a Richmond police spokesperson.

    A rideshare driver picked up Whittley at his home and took him to a friend's house, where he and his friend allegedly took the drugs, police said.

    The friend thinks Whittley became paranoid, according to police. His friend got him a ride home in a rideshare car and the driver missed the Point Richmond exit and got on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, police said.

    Police were told Whittley believed the rideshare driver was kidnapping him, and he asked the driver to stop, Pomeroy said. The driver didn't because they were on the bridge and Whittley attacked the driver, according to Pomeroy.

    Whittley then climbed over the driver and got out of the driver's door.

    The friend said Whittley felt he was being chased and would have to jump off the bridge.

    What may have been Whittley's last call from his phone was at 8:30 p.m. to his friend.

    CHP officials said they don't believe Whittley walked off the bridge because they reviewed the bridge's camera footage. Authorities said that could mean that the teen either went into the water or got into another car.

    Whittley was last seen wearing a black COVID-19 mask, black and green pants with a camouflage stripe and a black hooded sweatshirt.

    The teen is 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs 130 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes.

    A search is on at least until early next week by land, air, and water. A $10,000 reward is being offered for the safe return of the teen.

    Anyone with information about Whittley's whereabouts is asked to contact Det. Kristian Palma at (510) 621-1276 or kpalma@richmondpd.net.
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