Woman kidnapped while trying to help stranded driver, sheriff says

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A woman put her life in danger when she offered to help a driver on the side of the road in Panola County on Thursday night.

Deputies said the man asked her for a ride because his car wouldn’t start but he ended up kidnapping her off Dummyline Road.

“That person might be a fine person, but you never know, and it’s not worth taking that chance,” said Sheriff Shane Phelps.

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Sheriff Phelps said if you want to help someone in need you should call police just in case.

Officers said the woman was inside the car with the man for about six hours before she was able to escape around 3 a.m.

She went inside a gas station off Highway 6 then called 911.

“If you are in the public draw attention to yourself, anything you have to do to draw attention to yourself,” said Sheriff Phelps.

The suspect drove off when officers arrived at the gas station.

They ended up chasing him the suspect who ended up crashing near highway six and I-55.

The man then started running until officers tracked him down and arrested him at the Exxon off Highway 6.

Deputies said they are still investigating but believe at some point he was inside another car.

The name of the suspect has not been released.

WATCH: Woman kidnapped while trying to help stranded driver, sheriff says