An 18-year-old woman who was kidnapped fought off her attacker with a cigar. The woman’s 23-year-old boyfriend was checking into a Motel 6 on Youngerman Circle in southwest Jacksonville when he left the 18-year-old woman in the car with the keys inside. While he was inside a man jumped in their Grand Marquis, pointed a gun at the woman and sped off with her still in the car. He saw it happening and thought “that they were going to probably kill her”.
After trying to get the man to release her, the kidnapped woman reached down into the car’s ashtray, pulled out a burning cigar and stuck it in her kidnapper’s face. The kidnapper let her go and grabbed his face. She took advantage of the situation and jumped out of the car. The car was moving at the time and the woman ended up with some minor bumps and bruises. The kidnapper was eventually caught by police. His face sustained minor burns but his ego was up in smoke.
You can see the news video from Channel 4 in Jacksonville.