Warren, MI — A 22-year-old pregnant woman and her unborn child are lucky to be alive after the expectant mother survived being abducted, set on fire and then shot.
The woman, who is 9-months pregnant, told police that the incident started after seeing a movie with her baby’s father and dropping him off at his new girlfriend’s home.
After pulling into the garage and getting out of the car, the garage door unexpectedly closed and someone grabbed her by the throat, put a gun to her head and told her to get on the ground.
According to Warren Police Commissioner Jere Green, duct tape was placed over her mouth and wrapped around her hands and feet. She was then blindfolded, placed in the back of her car and driven to an alley in Detroit.
The woman said her kidnapper had a male voice and implied that this was happening because of her pregnancy. He asked how far along she was before she felt lighter fluid being poured over her. To her horror, the next thing she heard was a match being struck before she was set on fire.
The terrified woman was able to get out of the car and extinguish the flames by rolling around on the ground. Her kidnapper then fired two shots at her, hitting her once in the back. At this point, the woman thought it would be a good idea to play dead. The ploy worked, and the suspect fled the scene.
Because this woman is a badass, she freed herself from the duct tape, got back in her car and drove to her mother’s house who took her to the hospital. She is expected to make a full recovery and is being treated for burns to her back and head. Police say the bullet wound did not do any serious damage. An ultrasound showed that her baby, due to be delivered in three weeks, is healthy and was unharmed in the attack.
Her ex-boyfriend’s prognosis isn’t looking as good after police took him into custody later that day and named him a person of interest in the case. The reason? He never called 911 after his ex-girlfriend was abducted right in front of him. He told police he didn’t see the attack as he was sleeping when it happened.
On Sunday, police took another man in custody, presumably the man who abducted her and tried to kill her. Both he and the ex-boyfriend are being held on attempted murder charges. The ex-boyfriend has a criminal record that includes armed robbery.Tags: Abduction, Burning, Crime, Michigan, pregnant, Shooting