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College Student Kidnapped At Knifepoint Shares The Trick That Saved Her Life

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Jaila Gladden - Mary Ann Georgantopoulos / YouTube

After nearly being kidnapped at knifepoint, a college student is sharing her terrifying story so other women in the same situation can escape safely.

Jaila Gladden from Carrollton, Georgia made a fateful late night trip to a grocery store last September. Gladden was returning home when a man in the store's parking lot asked if she had a cigarette lighter. Gladden said no, but when she reached her car the man had pressed a knife against her body.

Watch the left side of the video: Gladden, in green, is approached by her kidnapper in black.

The man forced Gladden into the car, before sliding into the driver's seat. After driving to an abandoned church nearby, Gladden says the kidnapper, later identified as Timothy Wilson, sexually assaulted her.

Then, he explained his chilling plan to her in detail. Wilson said he was short on cash, and wanted to drive from Georgia to Michigan, robbing banks along the way. Apparently, he expected Gladden to tag along for the ride.

Gladden and her alleged kidnapper, Timothy Wilson.Jaila Gladden / Facebook - Fox 5

But the clueless kidnapper needed directions to a nearby gas station, where he planned to start his crime spree. The college student convinced Wilson she needed her phone to Google for directions.

That turned out to be all she needed to help the police catch Wilson, using a special trick most people don't know about.

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