When the Dimmit County Sheriff’s Office called Border Patrol agents to help with a woman seen walking along a highway, they know something was up. Her hands were reportadly bound with rope. Agents soon learned that she had been jumped, hands and feet bound, and forced her to get in her car by an illegal immigrant. All of this happened after she had helped him!
The woman had found the man in her back yard. For three days she gave him water and fed him. Then he made his attempt to kidnap her. While he was trying to start her car, the woman managed to escape and flee on foot.
Callers began to report seeing the woman walking along Farm-to-Market Road 1917 with her hands still bound with rope.
Upon arriving on the scene, the agents and sheriff’s deputies observed footprints leading away from the woman’s home. The deputies and agents, joined by a K9 unit, began searching for the suspected kidnapper. Agents eventually came across a man matching the description of the alleged attempted kidnapper lying in the brush.
Agents discovered the man was unconscious and unresponsive. They quickly transported him to a regional hospital. Doctors determined the man to be faking his “medical emergency.”
The woman identified the man as her alleged kidnapper. Deputies arrested the foreign national and charged him with burglary of a habitation, a felony, and an additional felony charge of aggravated kidnapping.
Agents did confirm the man did not have any documentation and he is being held in custody.
This woman is incredibly lucky. Things could have played out very differently for her, with a much darker ending.