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Woman Escapes Attempted Kidnapping At Shopping Center


UPDATED: Friday April 26, 2013 11:46 PM

A woman said she escaped a man trying to kidnap her at gunpoint at a West Columbus shopping center.

The victim spoke with 10TV's Justin Moss, but did not want to reveal her identity.

The victim said she was walking near the Great Western Shopping Plaza off of North Wilson Road when she noticed a man in a green Jeep Cherokee.

The victim said the man started following her. He pulled his vehicle in front of her.

"He had a gun out," she said. "The gun was pointed at me."

 The man told her to come to the vehicle, but she says she ducked down behind the vehicle and ran to a nearby gym.

  "I just ran," she said. "I didn't even think about anything."

She said police told her a man with the same description tried to abduct another person the same day in that same shopping center.

"Somebody's going to get hurt eventually if he's not found," she said.

Columbus Police are investigating the incident.

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