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Video footage shows kidnapped woman jumping out of trunk of moving car

By Mason White 1:32 PM March 17, 2017
The suspect
The suspect
By: William Martin

(Scroll down for video) Police were called to a gas station in Alabama, after a woman managed to free herself from the trunk of a car.

The 25-year-old woman, who has not been named, told police that a man approached her with a gun near her apartment in Birmingham.

It was about 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, when the man demanded money from her.

When she did not hand over any money, the man stole her wallet and cell phone. He then forced her into the trunk of her own car.

The driver then pulled into gas station and went inside to
withdraw money from an ATM, before returning to the abducted woman’s Nissan Altima.

The ATM card belonged to the woman, police said.

As he drove away from the gas station, the woman finally managed to force the trunk open. Video footage from the gas station shows the woman jumping out of the car and hitting the ground.

She then quickly got up and ran into the gas station. A worker was startled as she ran inside and frantically begged them for help. The woman was seen on video crouching down behind a wall in an attempt to hide in case her attacker returned.

The gas station’s owner, Yosef Alsabah, said that he kept an eye on the suspect while he was in the store as he appeared suspicious and he saw him carrying a pistol.

Alsabah said that he asked the suspect to leave when he was having trouble with the ATM because he was trying to withdraw too much money.

After seeing the woman fall out from the trunk, Alsabah called police. He handed over the surveillance video to police, who released it in hopes that someone recognizes the suspect.