Brent Rosard Kipp was arrested at about 11:22 p.m. Dec. 3 in the 4500 block of Rosewood Drive on a host of felonies and misdemeanors.
The kidnapping began when Kipp showed up at the home of his 20-year-old ex-girlfriend, according to Pleasanton police Sgt. Kurt Schlehuber.
"The kidnapping didn't happen here in Pleasanton. This is where they stopped on the highway up to Reno. He convinced her to get in his vehicle because they wanted to talk about their relationship, and she soon realized they weren't going to talk," Schlehuber said.
The couple stopped in Pleasanton at Walmart, and the woman hid inside a restroom.
"When a Walmart employee came in, she said, 'Hey I'm being kidnapped by my ex-boyfriend,'" Schlehuber said. "He was on probation so we conducted a search of his vehicle, where we recovered meth, marijuana and brass knuckles."
Kipp was arrested for kidnapping, possession of metal knuckles, methamphetamine possession, marijuana possession, felony threats and paraphernalia possession.
"It's a serious crime but it's not very complicated," Schlehuber said.