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Teens save woman who mouthed 'help me' from car

Published On: Sep 06 2013 12:25:48 PM EDT
Updated On: Sep 06 2013 10:55:00 AM EDT
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A woman was kidnapped and forced into her car by a gunman managed to get the attention of two teenagers in a nearby car by mouthing the words, "Help me."

The incident happened recently in downtown Dallas. According to KXAS, Jamal Harris, 17, and Aaron Arias, 19, noticed a woman in the back seat of a car at a stoplight. The two friends were "checking out" the woman because, as they states, "she was kind of attractive." Then they quickly noticed that the woman looked panicked and was mouthing the words "Help me." The teens immediately called the police continued to follow the car until they got there. The woman was rescued within minutes.

The woman, 25, was kidnapped at gunpoint on Aug. 22 after she left a downtown office building. About an hour later, she drew the attention of Arias and Harris from the backseat of her car.

The suspect, Charles Atkins Lewis Jr., remains in jail on $50,000 bond. He is charged with aggravated kidnapping.

The woman was unharmed.