13 Real People Who Have Been Personally Kidnapped Share Their Terrifying Stories

3. They Debated Whether they Should Kill Me

Last summer, I went to Walmart around 1 am on a Sunday night. I work night shift so I was fairly comfortable but still aware of my surroundings. I bought an HDMI cable and a bag of chips and was walking out to my car when a car pulled up to mine. When the guy got out, I just assumed he was going into the store. I unlocked my car and he came around the side. At that point I was a little anxious but just thought he was gonna ask for money or a cigarette. Then I saw his gun. He told me not to say anything and to get in the back seat of his car. He said if I did what he said, he wouldn’t hurt me.

I got in his car, and he gave the gun to a kid (probably 13 or so) in the passenger seat. The kid held the gun on me while the man took my wallet, phone, and keys. They drove to an ATM and withdrew all the money from my bank account (only about $200 because I’m a broke college kid). They kept talking about whether or not they should kill me or let me go. I convinced them to drop me off as long as I promised not to say anything to the cops. They kept my phone but gave me my wallet and keys back and dropped me off in the ghetto. I walked to a gas station and the cashier called the cops for me. I think they had a hard time believing me because I seemed so calm, but it was the worst night of my life.

Not really sure if this counts as a kidnapping, since I was only with them for about 20 minutes, but it sucked.

— dontgiveittome

4. She bit her way free

Not me, my childhood neighbor, so probably doesn’t count but it might help somebody…

The neighbor was a little girl playing in her front yard and when the man grabbed her and covered her mouth she bit through his arm. Like, took a mouthful of him. He dropped her, she ran off screaming (literal) bloody murder, genius went to the ER for stitches and was caught.

Our moms all told us to do exactly that if that situation ever came up.

— girllock


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