A security camera at an Alabama gas station captured a kidnapping victim leaping out of her alleged captor’s trunk and running into the same convenience store as the suspect had entered.
Seconds later, the suspect sees her, flees the store and makes a fast break for the car, shutting the trunk before speeding away.
A man was taken into custody on Tuesday night in connection to the kidnapping case, according to the Chilton County Sheriff’s Department.
Timothy Jabbar Wyatt, 36, is being held in the Chilton County Jail. He is charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance.
WSFA 12 reported that the victim told police that while she was sleeping in her bed a man began choking her and demanding money. The suspect, identified as Wyatt, then allegedly tied the victim’s hands and put her into the trunk of a blue Ford Taurus.
“We are very relieved to have this dangerous man off the streets,” Autauga County Sheriff Joe Sedinger said to the Montgomery Advertiser. “He was extremely dangerous. And we would like to thank the Chilton County Sheriff’s Office, and all other agencies, who assisted in the search and capture of Wyatt.”
Wyatt is wanted on kidnapping, robbery and burglary charges in Autauga County, according to courthouse records show, the Advertiser said.