A 20-year-old University of South Carolina student had left work and was returning home when she escaped from three kidnappers.
She credits her mom for giving her the advice that saved her life.
The kidnapping nearly changed her life forever. Now, she’s telling her story…
“My mom always told me, you know, don’t let them get you alone, because then you have no help, you have no hope for passerby’s to see you or hear you, and you have no help to get out.”
When Jordan got back to her student apartment building late at night, there were three teen age men were waiting for her. They stole her personal possessions and held her at gun point.
They forced her into and stole her car. But because it was a stick shift, they forced her to drive them to a gas station. The third man ran away.
The teens told Jordan to use her debit card and get money out of an ATM machine. They also told her they were going to violate her. That was when Jordan decided to take action. She was inspired by a story that her mom once told her.
After Jordan withdrew the money from the ATM, she started planning her escape. She decided not to put her seat belt back on. Instead, she impulsively jumped out of the car while she was driving.
“I just kind of thought in my head, ‘Do it, do it, do it,’ and then the next thing I know, my hands were on the handle, I was opening the door and I was staring at the pavement.”
According to ABC News 4, the college student told reporters:
“They were in a moving vehicle, without a driver, and a 20-year-old girl just outsmarted you. I wish I could’ve seen their faces at that moment, so that they knew that I might have been a victim, but I was not victimized.”
Authorities arrested the teens, who were 15 and 17 years old. They have also been involved in several crimes in the area.