It might seem like a scene from an action movie, but for one Alabama woman, it was very real.
Recently, a 25-year-old woman was kidnapped as she was walking up to her Avondale apartment at around 10:30 PM. The suspect, an unknown black male, approached her and pointed a gun, then demanded she give him her money.
When she said she didn’t have any, he forced her into the back of her Nissan Altima. Later, he’d tell her to move in the trunk.
The victim would later tell the police that the man went to various ATM locations, where it is believed he used her debit card to withdraw cash.
Dire as her situation seemed, she caught a lucky break when the suspect made a stop at a gas station called Gas Land. The following video shows the man trying to use the place’s ATM, but to no avail.
Yosef Alsabah, the owner of Gas Land, recalled the man approached him, asking for help with the ATM before getting frustrated and leaving.
“He was not right… there was something going on with him,” Alsabah said. “He looked like he had a pistol in his pocket – I kept an eye on him.”
When the man drove off, the woman managed to open the trunk and jump out. She then ran inside the store and took hold of Alsabah’s shotgun. They then called up her family and 911.
The woman, who had some minor cuts from the incident, was later brought to the hospital. Her Nissan Altima was found a day later, but no suspects had been arrested.