Woman warns neighbors after violent robbery, kidnapping

Posted at 9:42 PM, Jun 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-30 22:42:49-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — An East Nashville woman said she was robbed, held at gunpoint, and kidnapped on Friday night while she was out looking for her lost dog.

"I was, I was terrified," the victim, who asked to remain anonymous, said.

The victim said she was on the 1400 block of Pennock Avenue searching for her lost dog after she had gotten a tip from a neighbor who spotted the chihuahua.

"She got close to the headlights and I confirmed it was her, she has an under-bite so I confirmed it was her," the victim said.

That's when things turned violent.

"When I turned around, one guy had a gun with a green beam on my forehead, the other guy had grabbed me by the back, and had a gun to my back," she said.

She said the two crooks shoved her in the backseat of her car, then took her on a joyride; stopping at an ATM to get money out of the victim's bank account.

"They were arguing back and forth on how to get money out and how much money I had," the victim said. "I was panicking, I was praying, and at the same time I was thinking of an exit strategy."

She said finally the crooks brought the victim back to near Pennock Avenue, adding that the robbers took off, but didn't let her out of the car.

"I raised my head up and I realized they had jumped out, the doors were still open, and I was going down the hill," she said. "I hit a mailbox, and then I grabbed the emergency break and the car stopped from hitting the fence and the house."

On Sunday, she said she has bruise, but she was mostly thankful.

"Definitely blessed to be alive," the victim said. "Everybody's on high alert, as they should be, because it could have been anybody."

She said she reported the incident to police, and said the crooks were still on the loose as of Sunday afternoon.