Skooter reporting 05/28/12
A 22-year-old pregnant woman was kidnapped, set on fire, and shot in Warren, Mich., police said. She and her unborn baby are alive and expected to live.
She was nine month pregnant and on early Saturday morning she dropped her ex-boyfriend at his new girlfriend’s home after seeing a drive-in movie. When they were in the garage and got out from the vehicle, the garage door closed down without warning, she told police. What happened next was she was grabbed by the throat and a gun was aimed to her head, then she was pushed to the ground, Warren Police Commissioner Jere Green told ABC News.
Her mouth was taped with the use of a duct tape and using the same, her hands and feet were wrapped around, and she was blindfolded, before being pushed back into her car and driven to an alley in Detroit, Green said.
Because she was blindfolded, the woman didn't know where she was at the time, Warren police Sgt. Dave Geffert told the Detroit Free Press. The motive why the man abducted her was because of her pregnancy. Next thing happened she felt liquid being poured on her, heard a match strike and then set on fire.
But then she managed to get out of the car and start rolling on the ground, trying to put the fire out. Right after, two shots were fired and she was hit once in the back, Green said. She played dead and the man left the scene.
Eventually, she freed herself from the duct tape and drove to her mother's house in Detroit. Her mother brought her to the hospital. An ultrasound was performed and showed the baby is healthy and the kidnapped victim is expected to recover.