An elderly man was able to narrowly escape his alleged kidnappers who stuffed him into the trunk of his own car. The 63-year-old was beaten and bound but managed to break free when his captors crashed into the home, according to Seattle police. The car burst into flames giving the victim time to crawl out of the back of the car, according to witnesses.
One witness Raegan McKibbon told King 5: “He was beat up pretty bad. They had cut his face with a knife and had beat him up pretty badly.”
Neighbour Cheng Yu added: “A screeching noise and then the most sickening crunch.
“We heard a screaming of, ‘Ahh, ahh.’ I think he was trying to scream for help.
“You can’t make this stuff up. It’s just so absurd.”
McKibbon said he saw two men running away from the scene of the crash and rushed to help ther victim across the street.
He gave him socks and a coat while they waited for police and the fire department to arrive.
Resident Brooks Mierow was in the house with his children when the car slammed into front room.
He quickly got his family out of the home before grabbing a fire extinguisher to put out the flames.
The victim was then taken to arborview Medical Center, according to the Seattle Police Department.
He told invesigators that multiple people had assaulted him before he was tied up and forced into his car.
Detectives did detain one 18-year-old male for questioning, who matched the description of a possible suspect, but he was later released.
Police are asking anyone with information involving the kidnapping attempt to call the SPD Violent Crimes Tip Line at (206) 233-5000.
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