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Police: Man with duct tape, rope planned to kidnap restaurant hostess

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Jonathan Fox is in Shelby County Jail, charged with attempted aggravated kidnapping. Jonathan Fox is in Shelby County Jail, charged with attempted aggravated kidnapping.
Cox works at the Olive Garden on Winchester Road. Police say he was waiting in his car Sunday morning when a coworker, an 18-year-old hostess, showed up for work around 8:50 a.m. Cox works at the Olive Garden on Winchester Road. Police say he was waiting in his car Sunday morning when a coworker, an 18-year-old hostess, showed up for work around 8:50 a.m.
MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC-TV) - Police say a man brought duct tape and rope with him to carry out a plan to kidnap a coworker. It is a plan he had been working on for the past six months.

Jonathan Fox is in Shelby County Jail, charged with attempted aggravated kidnapping.

Cox works at the Olive Garden on Winchester Road. Police say he was waiting in his car Sunday morning when a coworker, an 18-year-old hostess, showed up for work around 8:50 a.m.

When she tried to go into the restaurant, police say Cox came up behind her, put his hand over her mouth so she could not scream and tried to drag her to his car.

She was able to break free, run across the street, and call her mother.

Police say Cox admitted that he planned to kidnap the hostess for the past six months. He said he brought duct tape and rope with him, and that he was going to take her to his house to have sex with her.

When Action News 5's Nick Kenney showed up at Cox's home in West Memphis, someone shut the front door and the knocks went unanswered.

Cox's bond was set at $100,000.

Olive Garden has not responded to a request for comment.

The only thing that appear to be on Cox's record is a speeding ticket. He is due in court February 11.

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