June 29, 2005

Kidnapping At Gunpoint...

Ok...Monday night we were headed home from King's Dominion. We were looking for the 7100 North exit off 95, near Springfield. For some reason, the exit for 7100 South was clearly marked, but the one that SHOULD have been 7100 North had tape over the sign? But the exit was right where it should be? Apparently, you cannot just get on 7100 North, you must take at least 2 or 3 other streets to get there (no idea why)...so we were lost wandering around..when we drove by what looked like a car accident between a large green Mercedes and an old white Buick.

Right after we drove by, hubby exclaimed..."he's kicking that woman!" and said he saw him shove the lady into his car and they drove off. As they SPED by us, we got the plate then swung a UTurn to go back to the Mercedes and make sure all was ok...we thought we'd witnessed a hit and run, and the man was shoving is passenger back into his car so they could run.

What we found out was the driver of the green Mercedes was a 16 year old girl. The man in the white Buick was an ex-boyfriend that had been stalking her lately (her friend in the Mercedes told us all of this). He hit them until they pulled over, went and kicked in her window (which hubby mistook for him kicking her) and then dragged her into his car at gunpoint and drove off.

Since we had the plate number, we waited for the police (remember after a long day at King's Dominion and a long car ride. This all started at 8:30). Then, when the police figured out what happened, we had to wait for the detectives to show up, which they didn't do until about 11:45...which if you read the article below, is 15 MINUTES AFTER THEY CAUGHT HIM. That's not annoying at all.

But we are thrilled to find out that poor girl is ok.

News Story

5 comments:

B said...

Holy crap! Kudos to you for following your instincts! How unbelievably awesome that you were able to help.

Anita said...

YIKES!

And aren't you really going above and beyond for your help.

You deserve some good housing karma for that!

girl from florida said...

oh my gosh! what an awful thing to witness! That was awesome of you guys to stop and call the police and wait. You really do have some wonderful karma coming your way :)

Anonymous said...

I just randomly checked out your page after seeing a link on my friend Michelle's blog.

It's very good to know that there are good people like you and your husband in this world that would go back to make sure everything is all right. Too many times, people assume that someone else will call, so they shift responsibility on to "everyone else". You must have been tired from a day of excitement at King's Dominion, but you still went with your gut and did what most of us would hope a stranger would do for us if we were in such a situation. Cheers to you and your husband. One can only hope to find your kind whenever we are in a bind along the road.

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