Video shows woman jump from trunk to escape alleged kidnapper

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (CBS NEWS) -- Police say a 25-year-old Alabama woman jumped from the trunk of her car to escape an alleged kidnapper in an incident caught on surveillance video obtained by CBS affiliate WIAT.

Birmingham Police Sgt. Bryan Shelton told the station an assailant approached the woman Tuesday night as she was walking into her Birmingham apartment. The suspect demanded money, and when the woman said she didn’t have any, he forced her into her car at gunpoint, Shelton said. She was later forced into the trunk, the station reports.

The suspect took the woman’s cell phone and wallet, reports AL.com

The woman told police the suspect drove to multiple unknown locations. Police believe he was using her card to get cash from various ATMs, the station reports.

The victim was able to get away at a gas station. When he began to drive off, she was able to open the trunk and jump out. She then ran inside the gas station and called 911.

The escape was seen on surveillance video.

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