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'Oh My God,' Screams Kidnap Victim in Dramatic Video of Police Rescue Triggered By Tip From Brave Teens

  • (Photo: Screen Grab via NBC 5)
    Officers from the Kaufman County Sheriff’s Department in Dallas, Texas rescue a kidnap victim.
September 16, 2013|4:17 pm

The Kaufman County Sheriff's Department in Dallas, Texas, recently released new dashcam video showing the dramatic rescue of a kidnapped woman who mouthed "help me" from behind a locked car window to two teenagers who triggered her rescue by dialing 911.

The two teenagers, 19-year-old college student Aaron Arias and Jamal Harris, 17, told NBC 5 that they were checking out the 25-year-old woman's attractiveness from a nearby car at a stoplight when she mouthed "help me."

Her frantic whisper forced the teens to alert the police and they bravely tracked the car until police were able to find them.

It was later revealed that the unidentified woman was allegedly forced into her car by suspect, Charles Atkins Lewis Jr., who is now in jail on $50,000 bond. He has been charged with aggravated kidnapping.

The four-minute video shows the police giving a brief chase of the suspect until he eventually stops.

Two officers are then seen approaching the vehicle and one of them commands: "driver, let me see your hands."

The officer then opens the car door and the kidnap victim can be heard screaming from the back seat as Atkins is ordered to "step out" and put his hands on top of the car.

They are joined by a third plain clothes officer who helps to apprehend Atkins. One of the uniformed officers then helps the woman out of the back seat as she screams, "oh my God, oh my God" and hugs him.

Atkins reportedly forced the woman into her car at gunpoint in downtown Dallas on Aug. 22, according to NBC 5.

"Yes, I'm on the highway," Aaron Arias first noted to a Kaufman County Sheriff's Office dispatcher in a recording of the 911 call. "I'm witnessing a robbery; not a robbery -- a kidnapping."

"It's me and another guy, so we're checking out the girl in the backseat because, we're like, 'OK, she's kind-of attractive,'" said Arias. "And then, all of the sudden, you know, the guy is turned back, looking at us."

The woman was checked out by paramedics and was not found to be injured.

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