A Richmond Hill woman was forced into the trunk of her car Wednesday night and driven to Liberty County, according to police.
She was later able to free herself and is unharmed, authorities said.
The abduction happened around 9:45 p.m. Wednesday on Ponderosa Street, off of Hwy. 17 in Richmond Hill. The incident is still under investigation, according to Chief Billy Reynolds of the Richmond Hill Police Department.
The victim had just stopped at the Arby’s nearby and pulled her car over on Ponderosa Street to clean up a spilled drink when a man approached the driver’s side of her car and stated that he had a gun, according to the police report.
The suspect, described as a black male with a gray beard, threatened the woman and got into the car on the passenger’s side, according to the police report. The suspect made the woman drive her car south on Hwy. 17.
The woman told police that she was screaming at the suspect and he made her stop and get into the trunk of the car, according to the police report.
The suspect then drove the woman’s car, a 2009 Dodge Charger, to the intersection of Freedman Grove Road and Dudley Road, in Liberty County, parked it and fled the scene, according to the police report.
The woman, after not hearing any noise for a while, then freed herself by a quick release in the trunk, Reynolds said.