In the Media
The detectives stated that Flowers had robbed his latest victim, who is 19, at gunpoint in his car and had tried to force her to have sex when she fought him off on in Lynwood, California.    
She fell out of the car and was spotted by the two detectives who were conducting an investigation in the area that was related to the case. They arrested Flowers on suspicion of kidnapping and sexual assault.   
Later investigation, including search warrants of his home and two vehicles matching the description of those used in prior incidents led police to link Flowers to the other incidents. The second used in prior incidents was described as a black 2001 Dodge Ram pickup.