SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. - The Bedford County couple, who survived a hostage situation involving two escaped inmates from Georgia said they were happy to be alive.
Neighbors told NewsChannel 5 they couldn't imagine how the couple felt just one day after the terrifying incident, but said they were just glad no one was hurt.
After tying them up with belts and placing socks on their hands to make it harder to escape, the suspects ate beef stew that the wife victim had just made.They left after about three hours, taking the man's boots, clothes, the woman's jewelry and other valuables.
The couple eventually got loose and called the Sheriff's Office. Officials said the victims are "scared to death."
"There were police down there in their driveway that's how we figured out that's where it was, and that really scared us then," said Reed.
The sheriff's office said the Bedford county couple were lucky to be alive, and the couple knew it too.
The couple was shaken up after that home invasion, but thankfully they were not injured.