Tied up in a kidnapper's car, a teenager orchestrated her escape after she managed to get one hand free.
The 16-year-old's hands were tied behind her back, but she managed to wiggle one hand out as her abductor sped down I-225 in Aurora. Police say she stabbed the suspect with his own knife after finding in the floorboard. He stopped the car and she took her opportunity to flee.
The kidnapping happened Wednesday night at 24th and Chase Street in the Denver suburb of Edgewater. The victim said she was getting on a bus when the suspect pulled up next to her and asked for directions to a nearby lake. She told police the man offered her a ride, and she accepted.
The victim said nothing seemed out of the ordinary until the suspect approached her home; he suddenly pulled into an alley, drew a knife and tied her hands behind her back.
After an hour in the car, the victim said she tried sticking her leg out to attract the attention of other motorists. But after the attempt failed, the victim took matters into her own hands. She struggled to free her hands, and after finally freeing one, stabbed the suspect in his shoulder and rib cage. After her kidnapper pulled over, the victim reportedly ran through an exit in the sound barrier walls to a nearby home to call for help. Sister station KCNC says Aurora police responded at 10 p.m.
The victim suffered cuts on her right hand when she stabbed the suspect. She was taken to an area hospital.
Authorities are now looking for the suspect. He's described as a black man in his 30s or 40s with facial hair. He’s either bald or has short-cropped hair and was wearing a brown or green white-striped, short-sleeved shirt and dark pants. He was driving a late model blue or black truck with chrome stripes and orange lights on top.
If you have any information on his whereabouts, contact authorities right away,