errifying surveillance footage has circulated online of a woman being grabbed by a stranger who tries to stuff her into the trunk of his car.
The incident occurred on Thursday morning in the Shanxi city of Wutai. On the tape, the man is seen sneaking up on the unsuspecting woman from behind, seizing her, and dragging her back towards his waiting vehicle
He then shoves the woman into his trunk, but can’t manage to get the door shut. After trying a few times, he gives up, flinging the woman out onto the street before driving away.
In an interview the following day, the shaken woman said that she managed to save herself twice by sticking her foot out, preventing the man from closing the door. She added that during the whole time, the kidnapper didn’t say a word to her.
Police are currently investigating the case. While child kidnapping and trafficking is a serious problem in China, this kind of crime is much rarer. A couple of years ago, video went viral of a woman in Hebei province being slapped and stuffed into a trunk by a man while bystanders looked on. The man was later revealed to be the woman’s husband.