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Woman escapes after being kidnapped, robbed in Alabama

21 March, 2017, 02:46 | Author: Mae Harvey
  • Daring trunk escape in Alabama

With the help of her insulin pump, she was able to find the lever, jump out and save her life!

On Tuesday, Diggs was approached by a gunman outside of her apartment building and was forced to drive to ATMs in Birmingham to withdraw cash.

Still, she pulled the latch and tumbled out of the trunk, a harrowing escape that was caught on the gas station's security cameras.

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When Brittany Diggs, 25, was kidnapped by an armed robber and forced into the trunk of her auto, she used the light on her insulin pump to escape and reach safety.

Her friends have started a GoFundMe to help support Diggs, who they call an "Alabama hero".

Surveillance video shows the moment that Diggs rolled out of the back of the vehicle just as her captor was speeding off. "The whole time he's driving, he's like, just, he's yelling at me from the front seat, 'You're lying".

"(He said), 'If this don't work, I'm going to kill you", Diggs said.

"I just got the bright idea to use my insulin pump light", Diggs told "Today".

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. "So I had to put it right on top of it to look and see for the latch".

Diggs was ready to spring into action as the gunman climbed back into the auto.

"I'm holding the latch ... waiting for him to get back in the vehicle".

The page says: "This stranger took everything from her and made her get in the trunk of her own auto".

While her abductor was at an ATM inside an Avondale convenience store, Brittany remembered a Facebook video about all modern cars being equipped with an emergency release handle in the trunk. She then bolted into the gas station and frantically asked for help.

'As he was leaving, I saw the trunk popped up and a woman jumped out of the trunk and came inside the store. After telling him she did not have any cash, the suspect took Diggs' phone and wallet before throwing her into the trunk of her black Nissan Altima.

"He had my phone, keys, car, everything".

"I try to put it in the back of my head, so I can just, you know, get through the day", a tearful Diggs said.

Diggs is reportedly moving because she doesn't feel safe in her current town anymore.

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