- The 25-year-old woman was allegedly taken prisoner by a man about 10:30pm on Tuesday
- She claims the man approached her near her home and demanded she hand over money
- When she said she did not have any, she says he forced her into the back of her own car
- Security video from a nearby gas station captured the moment she escaped
- The man stopped to use an ATM, and when he was driving away she jumped out
The incredible moment a woman escaped from the trunk of a car while she was being 'kidnapped' has been captured on camera.
The 25-year-old woman, who has not been named, told police she was forced into the trunk of her own car after being approached near her apartment by a man with a gun about 10:30pm on Tuesday in Birmingham, Alabama.
The suspect allegedly demanded money from the woman, however when she did not hand any over the attacker took her cell phone and wallet instead.
Video of her daring escape was shot at the Gas Land petrol station, where the driver had briefly pulled in to stop.
The incredible moment a woman escaped from the trunk of a car (pictured) while she was allegedly being kidnapped has been captured on camera
Security footage shows the driver walking inside the gas station and using an ATM, before returning to the kidnapped woman's black Nissan Altima.
As the car pulls out of the station, the trunk is seen being pushed open before the woman desperately flings herself out to safety.
She slams down onto the concrete, before quickly getting up and rushing inside the gas station.
After getting inside, the 25-year-old frantically runs up to a worker, who then allows her behind the counter where she crouches down to hide.
Video started by showing the kidnapping suspect getting out of his alleged victim's car (left), before going inside a gas station to try to use an ATM (right)
Footage then showed the car driving out of the gas station parking lot (left), and just seconds later the 25-year-old woman was seen jumping from the trunk (right)
Another staff member is then seen picking up a phone to call the police.
Later in the footage the victim is seen hiding in what appears to be a storage room.
The gas station's owner, Yosef Alsabah, told Alabama.com he told the suspect to leave when he was having trouble with the ATM because he was trying to withdraw too much money.
'He was not right... there was something going on with him,' Alsabah said.
'He looked like he had a pistol in his pocket - I kept an eye on him.'
The 25-year-old woman was seen hitting the concrete (left) after jumping from the car, before getting up and running towards the gas station (right)
After getting up off the ground (left), she charged to the gas station and raced through the door to safety (right)
Birmingham Police released this image of the suspect in the shocking kidnapping
He then explained what happened after seeing the woman jump out of the trunk.
'I got her inside and locked the door, then called the police,' Alsabah told the website, adding that the 25-year-old woman grabbed his shotgun.
Birmingham Police released an image of the suspect on Wednesday and asked people to help officers track him down.
The 25-year-old suffered minor injuries during her escape.
The woman then ran inside and spoke to a worker (left), who allowed her to hide behind the counter. Another staff member was then seen calling police (right)
Later in the security video the woman was seen hiding in what looked like a storage room (left), at one point she grabbed the store owner's shotgun to protect herself (right)
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