25-Year-Old Nursing Student Who Was Kidnapped At Gunpoint Last Week Reveals How She Was Able To Escape Her Captor’s Car And Run To Safety.
The kidnapping victim who bravely escaped her captor by jumping from the trunk of her car has spoken out about the terrifying incident.
Brittany Diggs, 25, has been identified as the victim from last Tuesday’s dramatic kidnapping escape in Alabama.
In an interview with the Today Show, the nursing student said she was kidnapped at gunpoint by a man who forced her to drive to Birmingham and threatened to kill her if she didn’t withdraw cash from her bank accounts and ATM card.
Eventually he took control of the car itself, locking Diggs up in the trunk of the vehicle.
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She said he also threatened to kill her if he didn’t get any money.
It was while her captor was stopped at another gas station, trying to get more money out of her accounts, that Diggs came up with the idea to use the light on her insulin pump to illuminate the trunk and help her find the inside latch.
‘I just got the bright idea to use my insulin pump light, which is not a bright light, but it was bright enough to see,’ Diggs said. ‘So I had to put it right on top of it to look and see for the latch.’
She then waited for her captor to get back into the car so she could escape at the right moment.