• Woman kidnapped, robbed after stopping at Memphis gas station

    By: Jeremy Pierre


    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A Memphis woman is thankful to be alive after being kidnapped from an East Memphis gas station and having guns put to her head.

    Shanice Pritchett said while being robbed and kidnapped, she was staring down the barrel of a gun.

    "Just Lord don't let him shoot me in my face,” Prichett said.

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    Memphis police said Pritchett and a friend pulled up to an East Memphis convenient store Monday night.

    Pritchett said her friend and owner of the car went into the store.

    Moments after him going into the store, two men get in the burgundy Chevrolet Camaro and drive off.

    "The one sitting on my lap had his arm around my neck and a gun in my face and the other was driving,” Pritchett said.

    The store owner allowed FOX13 to see surveillance footage from that night showing Pritchett and her friend pulling up to the store.

    The owner said due to movement not being detected in the area of the car, the cameras do not capture the car being taken.

    The store owner told us he learned of the missing car after Pritchett’s friend walked outside.

    Pritchett’s mother, Stacy Grant said the men then took her daughter to an unknown area in East Memphis and robbed her.

    "I'm really lost for words because that's my only daughter. I just lost a Goddaughter in 2015,” Grant said.

    Pritchett told us after the men let her go she a passerby allowed her to use his phone to call her brother to pick her up.

    "When we finally stopped, he pulled my panties down and looked between my legs,” Pritchett said.

    Police told FOX13 the owner managed to call Onstar to shut his car off and locate it.

    "They could have been petty and got upset because they didn't get that much from me. All you got was $105 and a joy ride,” Pritchett said.

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