Dramatic video shows moment kidnapped woman escapes from trunk of moving vehicle

Posted March 21, 2017

As Diggs arrived home, Birmingham police Sgt. Bryan Shelton said the suspect pointed a gun at the young woman, and demanded money.

When Brittany Diggs, 25, was kidnapped by an armed robber and forced into the trunk of her vehicle, she used the light on her insulin pump to escape and reach safety.

"If this doesn't work, I'm going to kill you."
"So I had to put it right on top of it to look and see for the latch".

But suddenly, it dawned on Diggs to use the light on her insulin pump to search for the trunk release latch she learned about watching YouTube videos.

A woman who was robbed, kidnapped and locked in the trunk of her auto for hours by an assailant before making a daring escape has spoken out about the terrifying experience.

Diggs was kidnapped at gunpoint last week by a mysterious menace who drove her around Birmingham, trying to steal from her bank accounts and threatening to kill her, she and police said. The owner of the gas station, Yosef Al Sabah, reportedly came to her aid.

An Avondale woman who spent hours in the trunk of her auto during a kidnapping and robbery before making a dramatic escape has now spoken publicly for the first time since her ordeal almost one week ago.

Birmingham police later recovered the victim's auto on Third Avenue West, but the suspect remains at large. "He gets in, he's yelling", she said, "and I feel the auto reversing, and he's pulling out pretty fast, so I'm, like, 'Oh shoot - I better get out of here'". "Give me your money'".

That's when Diggs managed to fling the trunk open and "flopped out", in her own words. Diggs told "Today" that the gunman kept demanding her money.

She then waited for him to get back in the auto, but the robber pulled out quicker than she expected.

Diggs made a decision to speak out to help catch the person who did this to her.

Once she told Alsabah what was going on, he locked the door and called 911. With the help of her insulin pump, she was able to find the lever, jump out and save her life!

'I try to put it in the back of my head so I can just get through the day, but that was the scariest thing that I've had to do. I just felt like it was a lot, ' she said.

'Brittany jumped with nothing to lose but also nothing to come back to, ' a friend wrote on the page. She thanks you in advance!

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