Kidnapping Victim is Home Safe
POSTED: Monday, July 9, 2012 - 5:14pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - 8:32am
WESLACO — "They had her in reynosa and they wanted a million dollars to get her back," said the victim's relative.
It's every families fear...finding out a loved one has been kidnapped. The victim's relative chose not to go on camera. She says they were targeted.
"They automatically assume like hey, they got a dealership...we're not no big time dealership if you look at our vehicles but they automatically assume that we had money," said the relative.
The woman was kidnapped from work last Friday around 1:30 in the afternoon.
The victim was sitting when two men barged in, handcuffed her and dragged her away at gunpoint.
She was blindfolded and forced into her own car...which the kidnappers then took to San Carlos near Edinburg.
"It's an experience that nobody wants to go through," said the relative.
The victim was taken to a shed where she stayed the night with the kidnappers watching her every move.
"She looked at the surroundings and she's like I'm going to get out of this I'm going to get out of this and when she saw her opportunity she booked it."
She ran a few blocks down and called for help. Sheriff's deputies responded within minutes.
The victim got out with only a few bruises.
A teen involved is being held at the Edinburg Detention Facility and is said to be cooperating.
"It's just a matter of piecing everything together."
Meanwhile, Weslaco police continue to work on leads.
"We got a couple vehicle descriptions we're looking for or possibly looking for that are related to it and we'll continue until we get the other suspects in custody," said Weslaco Interim Police Chief, Michael Kelley.
The family is shaken by the traumatic event . They no longer feel safe, so they're taking certain precautions.
"Surveillance cameras, stuff like that it's not gonna do anything. A gun you can have it on you and you'll be protected," said the relative.