Florida woman seen on video escaping after months of alleged captivity, torture

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Gas station surveillance video in Seffner, Florida, shows the moment a woman ran for help after escaping an man accused of holding her captive for months.

A woman who authorities say was kidnapped and tortured for months was seen on video running to a gas station in Florida for help on Monday after escaping the man who allegedly held her captive. Surveillance video from a Mobil gas station in Seffner captured the moment that the victim ran toward the gas station’s convenience store screaming for help. 'She was screaming and crying and said ‘I need help. I need help,’' gas station clerk Ashraf Zakhar told FOX13 Tampa.

Meanwhile, Medina was believed to be seen driving around the gas station in a gold minivan in search of the woman as deputies kept watch. Medina was tracked down and apprehended on Tuesday after leading deputies, police and state troopers on a high-speed chase before crashing. Medina was charged with attempted second-degree murder, armed kidnapping, armed false imprisonment, aggravated battery with great bodily harm, tampering with a witness, and tampering with physical evidence.

Medina had previously served time in prison for an earlier false imprisonment case and has an arrest history that includes charges of kidnapping, aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and robbery.

 

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