Woman jumps from moving car after being kidnapped at knifepoint by man she stopped to help
Cops revealed that the woman was in her car near Mill Plain Boulevard and Grand Boulevard when a man approached her vehicle and asked for water
VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON: A woman was forced to jump out of her moving vehicle after a man tried to kidnap her at knifepoint. The incident occurred on Saturday morning, September 3 in the Camas area of Vancouver in Washington State. The woman, who has not been publicly identified, ran to the neighboring houses to seek help after jumping off from the vehicle.
According to the New York Post, The Clark County Sheriff’s Office in Washington responded to a call at 4.32 am. The authorities revealed that the woman was in her car near Mill Plain Boulevard and Grand Boulevard when a man identified as Jeremy Alexksa, 31, approached her vehicle and asked for water. The woman later let him inside for a ride to the gas station when he tried to kidnap her with a knife. She managed to escape after the car slowed down on a dirt road, cops revealed.
According to the New York Post, the Clark County Sheriff’s Office said, “She helped the man out by providing him some water and then allowed the male to get into her vehicle,” adding, “Once in the vehicle, the male produced a knife and used the threat of violence to take control of the car and then drove with the victim to the area of NE 28th Street.”
“I thought he was going to kill me”, the woman reportedly said. According to the publication KOIN, the woman banged on the door of one of the houses, identified as Jamie Woods'. The latter said, “She had told me that someone was trying to kill her and took her car. So, I said okay and I walked off into the street with her to see if I could see anything.”
Woods said he “still didn’t really understand or know that was her car and that was the man that had kidnapped her. But the whole time she was out front I stayed behind the gate because 911 told me to stay inside the house.” He added, “But for the safety of my family and the safety of the woman and myself, I wasn’t going to go back inside and ignore her just in case the story was true.”
The cops spotted the suspect in her car and after a 10-minute chase, the 31-year-old was arrested with the help of the Vancouver police. He was taken into custody near NE 2nd and 115th. Jeremy Alexksa has been booked under kidnapping, robbery, reckless driving and attempt to elude. He is currently being held on a $750K bond, as reported by The Daily Mail.