A South Carolina college student bravely escaped her kidnappers — all because her abductors did not know how to drive a stick shift.
Twenty-year-old Jordan Dinsmore has aspirations to become an FBI agent in the future, and after last week’s incident, she just may be right for the job! On Wednesday, she left work at Buffalo Wild WIngs and pulled into the parking lot outside her housing complex. The State reported that three young men suddenly approached and pushed her to the ground. One of the men pointed a gun at her and warned her to be quiet.
The men forced Dinsmore back into her car, but they didn’t know how to drive a stick shift, so they made Dinsmore drive. One of the three took off on foot, and the other two told the student where to drive. They threatened to shoot and rape her. But first, they demanded she take out money at an ATM. She withdrew $300 — the maximum allowed, and then never buckled her seatbelt back in.
“I was thinking somehow I have to get out of this,” she said.“Can I crash the car? No, because it might knock me out and not them. Can I pull over or something? I have to get away from them.”
Her captors told her to take a right so they could take her to a home where one of their friends would “have sex with her.” Instead, Dinsmore drove straight through the intersection, threw the car in neutral and jumped out of the moving vehicle.
Raquan Green, 17, and two 15-year-old boys were arrested on Thursday in connection to the incident, the Cola Daily reported.
Richland County investigators have nicknamed Dinsmore “James Bond” for her actions.
“I’m going to be driving a manual for the rest of my life,” Dinsmore told The State.
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