By now we’ve all seen the security footage of a young female jumping out of a moving vehicle from the trunk of the car. The victim then ran into a nearby gas station and had the owner call the police. The victim has now decided to come forward and tell her nightmare of a story of all of the events that transpired that night.
Brittany Diggs is a 25 year old nursing student at the University of Alabama. She was walking outside of her apartment when a man approached her and demanded money from her. Once she explained that she’s a college student and doesn’t have any money, the man demanded to use her car to go rob other people of their money. She reluctantly went along in fear of her life. AS the man drove around, she was thinking about her current situation and how she could possibly get out of it alive and unharmed.
At one point, the man forced Diggs to give her account information to him so he could try and get money from her bank account. He also tried unsuccessfully to rob two other people while all of this went on. He then insisted that Diggs show him her trunk, so he could see if there was anything worth stealing in there. He then forced her inside the trunk and drove around with her in it. It was at this moment that Diggs remembered a YouTube video on how to open a trunk from the inside. She waited for the thief to get back into the car and start to pull away, and then she made her move.
Diggs was able to walk away from the situation unharmed, but she still fears for her life. She’s still afraid to go back to her apartment as the criminal is still at large and unfound.
H/T Crime Feed
Learn How This Kidnapping Victim Escaped From The Trunk Of Her Own Car
Many of us have watched video tutorials to learn how to apply winged eyeliner or download an app: Now a 25-year-old Alabama nursing student has revealed that she was able to escape from the trunk of her own moving car where she was being held by a kidnapper by remembering a video she had seen on Facebook.
Brittany Diggs’ night of terror began on Tuesday when she was walking to her apartment in Birmingham, and a man pulled out a gun and demanded that she give him money. When Diggs explained that she was a college student and did not have any money, the man forced her into her Nissan Altima and told her to drive him to another part of town.
The kidnapper tried — and failed — to rob two other couples, and then demanded that Diggs check her trunk. When he saw that there was nothing inside, he forced her to climb in.
Diggs said that the suspect took her wallet and forced her to to give him her PIN numbers so that he could take out cash from ATMs, and threatened to kill her if she resisted. When the suspect stopped at a gas station to attempt to get cash, Diggs said she was beginning to fear that “he was gonna drive this car into a river, and I’m going to drown here in this trunk.”
Then the student remembered a Facebook video describing how to use a latch to open a car trunk from the inside — and used the light on her insulin pump to find the trunk-release latch in the darkness.
She waited for her kidnapper to get back into the vehicle, and when he accelerated, she pulled the latch, fell out of the trunk, and can be seen running into the gas station on the security cameras. The station’s owner called the police.
The suspect is still at large, and Diggs has said she’s afraid to go back to her apartment, calling the experience “the scariest thing that I have ever had to deal with.”