Victim's quick thinking ends alleged kidnapping in Sugar Land

SUGAR LAND, TX (KTRK) -- "I did not know of any other way to escape. It was a huge risk."

That's one of four victims kidnapped from his driveway just after midnight Sunday in Sugar Land.

The man, who wished not to be identified, told Eyewitness News that a friend and his wife were dropping off he and his wife at their home in the 3700 block of Springhill Lane.

That's when he says a hooded and masked man with a gun forced them back into his friend's car. He says the gunman demanded they take him to an ATM and withdraw $1200. He also took from them a phone and jewelry.

As they were driving to the bank, this victim tells us they saw a Sugar Land police officer conducting a traffic stop in the 4100 block of Highway 6. As the drove closer, this victim says he had an idea.

In Hindi, he says, he shouted at his friend who was driving to "Stop right here! Stop right here!"

As you can see on police dash cam, the car the victims were in then careened toward that police officer. The victim who spoke with us says the car came within inches of hitting the police car.

He says he jumped from the vehicle with his hands up so that the officer would not think he was a threat. As he did, apparently the gunman then ran away. While police worked quickly to set up a perimeter, the thief got away.

No one was injured.

Investigators say the dash cam video shots a light colored Toyota Sequoia that might have been occupied by accomplices of the gunman. If you have any information about the case you can contact Sugar Land Police at (281) 275-2540 or Fort Bend County Crimestoppers at (281) 342-TIPS.
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