Kidnapped woman uses insulin pump to escape auto trunk

Brittany Diggs was kidnapped at gunpoint last week and escaped by using her insulin pump to find the latch inside the trunk she was locked inside

Brittany Diggs was kidnapped at gunpoint last week and escaped by using her insulin pump to find the latch inside the trunk she was locked inside

A woman who was the victim of a kidnapping has shared the story of her remarkable escape using only the light on her insulin pump.

According to Sgt. Bryan Shelton, the woman was taken from 4th Avenue and 38th Street in Avondale, Alabama Tuesday night around 10:30 p.m. while walking up to her apartment.

Diggs says she jumped out as the auto left a petrol station.an escape captured by surveillance cameras.

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Sgt. Bryan Shelton says that the 25-year-old was abducted outside her Birmingham apartment around 10:30pm, with the suspect throwing her in the trunk of his vehicle after she said she didn't have the money he demanded, NBC News and AL.com report.

Diggs said she saw her chance as her captor tried to get cash from the station's ATM.

Now, friends of Diggs have launched a GoFundMe page to help her raise money to relocate.

"I try to put it in the back of my head, so I can just, you know, get through the day", a tearful Diggs said.

"(He said), 'If this don't work, I'm going to kill you", Diggs said. "Give me your money,"' she said.

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"I just got the bright idea to use my insulin pump light, which is not a bright light, but it was bright enough to see", Diggs told Today. 'So I had to put it right on top of it to look and see for the latch'.

Though she survived, Diggs is still rattled by the incident and plans on moving away from Birmingham as soon as possible.

"I'm holding the latch ... waiting for him to get back in the auto".

The suspected kidnapper remains at large.

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When Diggs ran into the station, owner Yosef Al Sabah helped her hide while he phoned for help.

The suspect eventually left, but as he drove away, surveillance video shows the trunk pop open and the woman roll out onto the ground before dashing inside. "I let her inside a safe place and locked the door and called the police", said Sabah.

Police are still searching for the man, who Diggs says took many of her belongings, including her phone, credit and debit cards, and her vehicle.

Diggs told "Today" that she is moving from her apartment because the suspect took not only her wallet and phone, but also her keys. I have no doubt that his days on the street are numbered, " Roper said.

Surveillance video shows the moment that Diggs rolled out of the back of the auto just as her captor was speeding off.

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