Exclusive: Teen who fought off abductor helped by Good Samaritan

Lucy Yang with the exclusive interviews. (WABC)
April 29, 2014 3:16:46 PM PDT
An 18-year-old high school senior was walking home from a friend's house along 25th Ave., in College Point, Queens, when a male driver asked her if she wanted a ride. She said no twice then started running.

Every bone in her body told her this was not good.

"With his left hand he had my mouth and with his right hand he suffocated me, like squeezing me," said the victim gesturing towards her waist.

Overpowered and struggling for breath she was dragged backwards towards his car. But she managed to let out a scream.

"On the corner, he just came up to me got out, ran after me, he started--he just grabbed me," she continued.

She screamed loudly and 21-year-old Jordan, who just happened to be nearby with a friend, heard the tortured cries and immediately ran to help.

"He just had her and she was just screaming help but he had her. He let go of her as soon as I screamed--once he saw me, he let go off her," Jordan recalled.

While the shaken young girl struggled to compose herself.

"I was crying, I was crying, I was shaking."

Jordan ran off in pursuit of the man but he got away.

"My jacket was off just running at him and while I was chasing him, I was like cursing at him."

The victim is just happy the good Samaritan stepped in to help.

"I want to say thank you, I don't know where I would be if it wasn't for you guys. God bless you."

The good Samaritan says the attack left him pretty shaken too - given how vulnerable people are without each other.

Police have released a sketch of the man along with a quick surveillance shot of his car. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact 1-800-TIPS.

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