Woman in Shelbyville escapes kidnapper - WSMV Channel 4

Woman in Shelbyville escapes kidnapper

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SHELBYVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

Shelbyville police are looking for the gunman who kidnapped a woman Monday night while she was leaving work.

Police say the victim was finishing up her day at a beauty salon on North Main Street when she opened her car door, and a gunman popped up from the backseat, telling her to drive.

She drove a few miles down Highway 82 then drove into a ditch, jumped out of the car and hid in the weeds and grass.

Her kidnapper ran from the area on foot, and an all-out search for him using heat-seeking cameras turned up nothing.

Workers at the shopping center now say they are going to take extra precautions going to their cars.

"We're going to wait for everybody, and I think we are going to put some cameras down there," said Alexa Castellon, who works at Cynthia's Beauty Salon.

Authorities believe the man may have caught a ride with someone, and may have left the area, but they are still on the hunt for him.

A description of the man was not immediately released.

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