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Video: Off-Duty Memphis Officer Kidnapped, Escapes From Moving Van

June 30, 2016  | 

VIDEO: Off-Duty Memphis Officer Kidnapped, Escapes From Moving Van

An off-duty Memphis Police Officer reported she was kidnapped by a man who threatened her with a knife early Sunday morning, according to multiple sources.

Memphis Police tell FOX13 they were called to the I-55 North ramp near E.H. Crump Blvd. at about 6:00 Sunday morning. When they arrived, several motorists surrounded the victim.

The off-duty officer told police she was kidnapped at the corner of Poplar Ave. and Hollywood Street.

Police say the officer was approached by a man, and she refused his advances. Police say the kidnapper then stepped out of his vehicle with a knife, and "threatened the victim as he forced her into the car."

The officer told police she jumped from the kidnapper's moving vehicle as he merged onto I-55, toward Arkansas.

Comments (3)

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kevcopAz @ 7/1/2016 7:28 AM

Im glad no one was injured and I know some of you wont like what I say. If you have been an investigator for any length of time you will understand where I am coming from. In my experience these types of incidents, especially when an officer is the victim, need to be looked at with very, very close scrutiny. It is possible that we are not getting the entire truth or any truth at all. If there are witnesses and or physical in jury constant with "jumping from a vehicle" then fine otherwise it would not be the first time an officer (or security guard or anyone) made claims that were not entirely true. This is the same way we should always look at a victims claims. In my years I have discovered many victims stories to be untrue, cops included. I really hope that Im wrong in the sense that the story is true, yet if I am wrong then we have a "stranger on stranger" suspect kidnapping (at random?) female victims off of the street. This is a very rare attack and very dangerous to the public.

Federali @ 7/1/2016 12:35 PM

KevcopAz, I would hope that the officer is not lying, and I would believe otherwise until some evidence of them lying was found. You're right though in that there have been many instances where the story is just that, a story. I wasn't there, and I never would second guess what another LEO does or doesn't do in a UOF situation unless I have 110% of the facts, but without the intent of disparaging her, I'm wondering, why isn't the headline: Attempted Kidnapper Picks Wrong Target And Gets Shot; or Man Bring Knife To Gunfight, Learns Not To Do That; or something else similar.

tedb @ 7/5/2016 12:42 PM

As KKA and Federali indicate above, there is just "Sum Ting Wong" with this story. It is quite possible that we will soon see another story titled "Memphis Officer Fired" after the investigation.

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