LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A Louisville man was arrested after police said he locked a teenage girl inside a shed behind his house.
The incident happened in the 2100 block of Fort Street.
Peter Provenzano, 35, has been charged with custodial interference. His arrest comes after the teen girl's mother filed a missing persons report on her daughter almost three weeks ago.
"We used to have block parties and everything else. It was a fine neighborhood," said John Schadt, who has lived at his Fort Street home for more than 50 years -- two doors down from the home of Provenzano.
"He's a good young man. I couldn't really stand up in court for him, but he seemed liked a nice young man," Schadt said.
Police said Provenzano locked a teenage girl inside his back yard storage shed with a padlock.
"Yeah, that don't sound good," Schadt said. "I agree with you there. That don't sound nice, does it?"
Schadt said Provenzano had recently built the shed in his back yard within the last couple of weeks, but Schadt said he and others on the street mostly keep to themselves, and he hadn't noticed a girl at the house.
The girl's mother told police she did not know where Provenzano and her daughter were.
Police said Provenzano was buying the teen birth control to entice her to stay at his house and not go back to her mother's.
Police said the victim's mother tried a number of times to contact and text message Provenzano, but she told police she was threatened and was told to leave them alone.