Car salesman’s quick thinking saves his life in kidnapping
A car salesman in Houston, Texas did everything he could to fight off his attackers, but it was his quick thinking and knowledge of cars that may have saved his life according to a KPRC News report.
21-year-old Jose Martinez was working at the Gillman Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram dealership on Monday night when a man asked Martinez to test drive a Dodge Charger.
The two men set out for their test drive, but Martinez became suspicious when the man drove past the dealership.
The man then pulled over at the side of the road and Martinez asked for the keys, but was instead surprised by a punch to the head.
Another suspect then pulled up in another vehicle and helped beat up and throw Martinez in the trunk of the car.
Martinez had been beaten and bound with tape before being tossed into the trunk. But he was able to break free of the tape and since he still had his iphone in his pocket, he was able to turn on the locator function and texted his co-worker.
Martinez then realized he could escape the trunk with an emergency lever inside the trunk. Once he managed to get out of the car he started running.
His attackers noticed his escape and gave chase. They caught up to him, but during the scuffle Martinez was able to get hold of one of the attackers’ guns and fired it several times.
The attackers fled the scene, but were tracked by police with the locator left on Martinez’s phone. However, the suspects were able to evade police on foot and are still being sought by authorities.
After his ordeal, Martinez offered up some advice.
“Never stop fighting, you know what I mean and think logically because if you freak out you’re most likely going to die,” he said.
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