Kidnapped woman reveals how she used insulin pump to escape trunk

Brittany Diggs was kidnapped at gunpoint last week and escaped by using her insulin pump to find the latch inside the trunk she was locked inside

Diggs' vehicle has since been recovered, but she says she doesn't want to drive it anymore.

In an interview with the Today Show, the nursing student said she was kidnapped at gunpoint by a man who forced her to drive to Birmingham and threatened to kill her if she didn't withdraw cash from her bank accounts and ATM card.

"He was like, 'Well, since you don't have any money, you're going to help me get money, ' " she said. 'So I had to put it right on top of it to look and see for the latch'. She remembered seeing a video on Facebook about trunk latches.

Eventually he took control of the auto itself, locking Diggs up in the trunk of the vehicle.

Brittany Diggs appeared on the Today show Monday, describing the terrifying ordeal she experienced on Tuesday when a man approached her with a gun and demanded money while she was walking to her apartment in Birmingham.

Birmingham police confirmed Diggs' account, as did Yosef Al Sabah, the owner of the gas station where the young woman broke free.

Diggs says she jumped out as the auto left a petrol escape captured by surveillance cameras.

According to reports, Diggs received death threats and was driven around the city before the suspect pulled into a petrol station - where the victim's breakout was caught on camera.

A 25-year-old nursing student's worst fear came true Tuesday when she was thrown into the trunk of her own auto by an armed robber.

Diggs said that after she took money out of her accounts for the man, he continued to threaten her, insisting that she was "lying". "Give me your money'".

"The victim stated the suspect drove to multiple unknown locations", Sergeant Bryan Shelton said after the incident. At one point, which can be seen on the video, the panicked woman even held onto Alsabah's shotgun, though he tried to tell her she was safe.

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

Once she told Alsabah what was going on, he locked the door and called 911.

Alsabah says that the woman had been cut during her abduction and that a relative brought her to get checked out by medical staff.

"He alluded to doing vile things which encouraged her to save herself". Brittany jumped with nothing to lose but also nothing to come back. She appreciates all of the words of encouragement, love and prayers she has witnessed!

So far, the fund has raised over $5,000.



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