A nationwide manhunt over a bloody, thought-to-be-abducted lady in New Jersey was sparked by an accident and a weird misunderstanding, police informed The Submit Friday.
The unnamed lady — who was noticed screaming and bleeding inside a tractor-trailer on Route 130 Wednesday — was harm when her husband hit the brakes to keep away from an accident, South Brunswick Police Deputy Chief Jim Ryan mentioned.
The lady, who was standing between the cab and the sleeper of the rig, flew ahead and was left bleeding and screaming, he mentioned.
However a employee from a close-by automobile rental firm who didn’t see the massive rig cease quick, noticed the girl bleeding and thought he may be witnessing a kidnapping and referred to as police, Ryan mentioned.
“He’s standing in a parking zone and he hears somebody yell ‘assist,’” mentioned Ryan, including the witness referred to as police.
The combination-up triggered a multi-agency seek for the truck and, after media reported the incident, not less than 100 calls about attainable sightings from Texas to California, Ryan mentioned.
Police used surveillance footage, together with from native companies, together with tricks to observe down the 50-something married couple and decide there was no foul play Thursday, Ryan mentioned.
“It’s superb what individuals can do in the event that they mobilize,” he mentioned. “I’m glad the result was constructive.”
Regardless of the bizarre combine up, he mentioned the witness in the end did the best factor by reporting the girl in misery.
“He really noticed it precisely, and made some nice observations,” Ryan mentioned.