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How To: Woman Escapes Trunk Kidnapping

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CORNING, N.Y. (18 NEWS) - Thanks to a federal law passed over ten years ago, Brittany Diggs, a nursing student in Alabama was able to escape a kidnapping last week in the trunk of her own car.

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CORNING, N.Y. (18 NEWS) - Thanks to a federal law passed over ten years ago, Brittany Diggs, a nursing student in Alabama was able to escape a kidnapping last week in the trunk of her own car.
http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/3421/6842110?cpt=8&wpid=2637 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:34:27 +0000 How To: Woman Escapes Trunk Kidnapping CORNING, N.Y. (18 NEWS) - Thanks to a federal law passed over ten years ago, Brittany Diggs, a nursing student in Alabama was able to escape a kidnapping last week in the trunk of her own car. http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/3421/6842110?cpt=8&wpid=2637 WETM NBC 18 Elmira alabama escaping a kidnapping from the trunk of a car. corning correspondent michelle ross is live from our corning bureau and explains how she got free and what you can do if you're ever in that situation. michelle? that's right john and amy -- the student escaped but she is thanking a video she saw on social media which helped her break free. thanks to a federal law passed over ten years ago, brittany diggs was able to escape a kidnapping last week in the trunk of her own car. she credits a facebook video which taught her there's a latch inside. the suspect -- manuel towns -- was arrested and charged in court today. now to prevent yourself from ending up in a car in the first place, experts say to be aware of your surroundings - don't text and walk. atm's tend to be a hotspot too, so it's important to do you're banking in the daytime, and to still look behind you periodically. if someone is trying to kidnap you, law enforcement says to cause a scene. kenzie spaulding: "you want to say something that's going to catch some people's attentions that's going to be very loud. if you have to say fire!' if you have to say something that's out of the norm that people are going to look at, that's certainly what we want. we also want you to fight like your life depends on it... running into a large group, running into a place where you know there's a lot of people." if these options don't work, and the kidnapper is still able to force you into the trunk, you have a few options. michelle ross: "the first thing is to look for the release latch. chances are the trunk will not be this well-lit especially if the kidnapper has your cell phone, so you have no choice but to feel around. hopefully, it glows in the dark like this latch seen here." you can also try to kick the backseat in and break free from there. lt. spaulding adds that if you think of these escape plans before they happen, it makes you a realist - not an alarmist. kenzie spauldng: "if you've never thought about it, and you've never put that in your mind how you're going to deal with something, then you're really behind the eight ball." the kidnapper, manuel towns, is in county jail and being held on a half a million dollars bond. reporting




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