The kidnapped Alabama woman who jumped from the trunk of a moving vehicle to escape her captor said she used the light on her insulin pump to find the latch that let her loose. Meanwhile, Diggs was still in the trunk, but remembered that the latch in the trunk could open it from the inside, so she used her insulin pump light to find the latch.
Brittany Diggs, 25, told NBC's Today that she used the light on her insulin pump to find the release latch before leaping to safety in the parking lot of a Birmingham gas station.
Diggs said it started when when an unidentified man approached her outside her apartment and held her up at gunpoint. After making her drive, the man reportedly took control of the auto, locking Diggs in her trunk. "Give me your money,"' she said.
A woman who was the victim of a kidnapping has shared the story of her remarkable escape using only the light on her insulin pump. I have no doubt that his days on the street are numbered, " Roper said. He then forced her to look in the car's trunk, which had nothing in it, then made her get inside.
When Diggs ran into the station, owner Yosef Al Sabah helped her hide while he phoned for help.
The frustrated suspect got in the auto and began to drive off, but as he left, the trunk popped open and Diggs jumped out of it, running into the gas station yelling, "Help me, please help me". Police believe he was using her card to get cash from ATMs. The Birmingham Police, meanwhile, say the suspect is still at large and tweeted a photo of him to ask for the public's help in tracking him down. "The whole time he's driving, he's like, just, he's yelling at me from the front seat, 'You're lying".
That's when he saw the trunk pop open and a woman jump out. He said the man got frustrated and left.
Eventually he took control of the auto itself, locking Diggs up in the trunk of the vehicle.
"I try to put it in the back of my head so I can just get through the day, but that was the scariest thing that I've had to do".
Surveillance video shows the moment that Diggs rolled out of the back of the auto just as her captor was speeding off.
'Brittany jumped with nothing to lose but also nothing to come back to, ' a friend wrote on the page.
The store owner took the gun from her and assured her the man was not coming back. She appreciates all of the words of encouragement, love and prayers she has witnessed!