A 20-year-old college student in Columbia, South Carolina, was able to escape her kidnappers after they couldn't figure out how to drive her car's stick shift, according to reports.
Three men approached Jordan Dinsmore around 1 a.m. Wednesday in a dimly lit parking lot outside her apartment, pointed a gun at her and threatened to shoot her if she continued to scream, The State reported.
After reportedly robbing her of her phone and purse, the men forced Dinsmore back into her car. It was then that the kidnappers, who Dinsmore said told her they would rape her, reportedly realized they couldn’t drive the car because it was a stick shift.
One of the abductors ran away, while the other two ordered Dinsmore to drive to a nearby ATM.
She told the The State that she begged them to let her go.
“I was pleading with them to just take my stuff and let me go, but they said that I had to come with them,” Dinsmore said.
They pulled up to the ATM and she unbuckled her seatbelt to lean forward and withdraw cash. She didn't put her seatbelt back on and said she knew that she was getting close to a perfect chance to escape.
The kidnappers told her to drive to a house where she would have sex with one of the abductor's friends, the newspaper said.
As they passed through an intersection, three cars were coming in the opposite direction. Dinsmore put the car in neutral and jumped out of the driver's seat at roughly 35 miles per hour.
“I just screamed, ‘Call 911! Call 911! Someone just kidnapped me and threatened to shoot me!’” Dinsmore said.
She said that she's unsure what happened to the abductors but thinkgs they ran off. They were later arrested and were found two be two teenagers - 15 and 17.
As it turns out, her stick shift saved her life.
“I'm going to be driving a manual for the rest of my life," she told The State
Read here entire harrowing story at The State's website here.