Grandmother saves herself by spraying perfume in eyes of man who jumped into her car and kidnapped her


Joyce Kennedy 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A quick thinking grandmother was saved from a kidnapping by spraying perfume in the kidnappers eyes.

The nightmare for 61-year-old Joyce Kennedy of Ohio, began when she was at the door of her apartment in S. Breiel Boulevard.

Kennedy was opening the door of her apartment when a man approached her from behind. He grabbed the keys and forced her into her car.

Kennedy said that the man opened the door to her car and pushed her inside. “He started my car, looked up and said ‘Drive,’” Kennedy told police.

Kennedy said that she had no choice but to follow the man’s orders. At times, her speed was upwards of 75 miles per hour on residential streets because he kidnapper ordered her to go faster.

She said that she did not see a gun on the man, but feared the worst.

Kennedy said that she suddenly remembered that she had perfume in the side panel of her car. She grabbed the perfume and sprayed the man in the eyes.

When he grabbed his face in pain, Kennedy quickly opened the side door and kicked him out of her car.

Kennedy then drove to a nearby gas station, where she called police. Police officers are investigating the incident, but have not made an arrest.