An Alabama woman was like her own action hero, as she saved herself from her kidnapper by jumping out of a moving car.
The 25-year-old had been held at gunpoint and forced into the trunk of a Nissan Altima after telling her assailant that she wasn’t carrying any cash. She had been abducted from outside of her Birmingham, Alabama apartment.
Just before midnight, when the car pulled into a local gas station, the badass woman forced her way out of the trunk, and fell onto the ground from the still-moving car. Talk about being your own hero.
Surveillance footage shows the impressive feat, with the woman bracing herself as she hit the pavement on her back. However, she didn’t miss a beat in getting back up quickly enough to successfully get away.
After regaining her footing, the woman can be seen dashing into the gas station to safety, where owner Yosef AlSabah locked the door as she called 911.
Apparently the woman’s kidnapper had gotten “mad” after being unable to get an ATM card – likely stolen from the victim – to work inside the gas station. As he went to drive off, that’s when the woman escaped from the trunk.
“The victim stated the suspect drove to multiple unknown locations. It is believed the suspect was using her card to get money,” AlSabah explained.
It seemed the woman had escaped from the vehicle using a tip often found on lists for avoiding and escaping kidnappers. It’s recommended that you either kick out a tail light and signal for help, or kick the hood of the trunk, near the center, to try and disable the latch.
The suspect was still at large early this morning. The Birmingham police tweeted a picture asking anyone with information to come forward.
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