The Kampfs were upset that their daughter was pregnant by a man who is now in jail, police said, and the kidnapping began with an argument Friday morning at the parents' home.
"Katelyn stated to me that upon her parents finding out that she was pregnant, they told her she had no choice but to get an abortion," Marino wrote in his court affidavit.
Katelyn Kampf escaped from her parents in Salem after persuading them to untie her so she could use a Kmart bathroom. After her father went into the men's room, she used a cell phone to call for help, then ran to a nearby Staples store, where police found "a hysterical female hiding in the back of the store," according to the affidavit.
The police accompanied Katelyn Kampf to the mall parking lot, where her parents were circling in their car. Katelyn Kampf got into Marino's cruiser while Sgt. Kristin Fili pulled over her parents and asked for their license and registration. When Lola Kampf opened the passenger side door, Fili spotted rope, duct tape and scissors, she said Monday.
"They told us initially they did take her here against her will, but they denied tying her up initially," Fili said. Although Katelyn Kampf was not injured, "Obviously what happened was a crime. She was taken against her will," she said.
Authorities filed a temporary restraining order against Nicholas and Lola Kampf on behalf of their daughter.