A Woman Jumped Out Of Her Car To Escape Abduction

Vancouver

On Saturday morning, a woman was abducted at knifepoint by a man she was trying to help in Camas, Washington.

A woman was kidnapped after giving a man water, at which point he used a knife to threaten her to enter her car. He then took control of the car and drove away with her inside.

As the man pulled onto a dirt road and the car was slowed, the woman jumped out of the vehicle. She ran to nearby houses and began banging on doors for help.

Clark County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the 2400 Block of NE 28th Street in Camas, Washington, around 4:32 a.m. on a call of a woman trespassing on someone’s property.

The caller told deputies the woman was banging on her door and saying she had jumped out of a moving vehicle after being kidnapped. Arriving deputies found the woman in the front yard, and she appeared distressed.

The woman said a man had approached her vehicle near Mill Plain Blvd and Grand Blvd, asking for some water. She said she gave him some water, which allowed him to enter her vehicle. Once inside, the man got out a knife, took control of the car, and drove with the woman still inside to the area of NE Street and NE 233rd Avenue, the sheriff’s office said in a press release.

Deputies found the vehicle and pursued the driver for just over 10 minutes. Eventually, they were able to pin the stolen vehicle and take the man into custody.  So far, the attacker has been unwilling to give his name and was not found with any ID. Police are working on a confirmed identity while they hold him for pending charges.

For more on this story, please consider these sources:

  1. Washington woman jumps out of moving car after abduction at knifepoint by man she was trying to help  Fox News
  2. Woman kidnapped at knifepoint jumps from moving car in Camas  KGW News
  3. Woman abducted at knifepoint by man she stopped to help: cops  New York Post
  4. Man appears in court in Vancouver kidnapping case  The Columbian
  5. Woman kidnapped jumps from moving vehicle in Camas, WA, suspected kidnapper arrested, booked into Clark County Jail, sheriff says  KGO-TV

 

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