Man Forces His 87-Year-Old Grandma to Drive 12 Hours at Knifepoint While He Smokes Meth

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Robert White is accused of kidnapping his 87-year-old grandmother, forcing her to drive for hours while he smoked meth.

Robert White is accused of kidnapping his 87-year-old grandmother, forcing her to drive for hours while he smoked meth.

An Oregon man is facing charges for allegedly kidnapping his 87-year-old grandmother and forcing her to drive for more than 12 hours while he smoked meth.

Police say Robert White, 22, allegedly held a knife to his grandmother’s throat and told her to drive after she picked him up from a hotel Saturday.

Nearly 12 hours later, White called 911 and deputies were able to track down the car, the sheriff’s office said. The grandmother, who authorities have not identified, was not harmed.

The ordeal began, authorities allege, after White’s grandmother told him he had to leave a hotel room where she’d paid for him to stay for a couple of days.

White “is suspected of using methamphetamine heavily, and his family has been struggling to help him,” the sheriff’s office said.

White is now in jail, facing charges of unlawful possession of methamphetamine, kidnapping, menacing, criminal mischief and violation of a protective order.