A just-released 911 call reveals that two Dallas-area teens saved a kidnapped woman who mouthed "help me" to them from the back of a moving vehicle.
Charles Atkins Lewis, 37, was arrested August 22 after allegedly kidnapping a woman, 25, who has not been identified, at gunpoint and forcing her into his car.
The two teenagers noticed the kidnapped woman from their car as Lewis allegedly drove her through Kaufman County, according to the recording.
“Yes, I’m on the highway. I’m witnessing a robbery. Not a robbery, a kidnapping,” Aaron Arias, 19, told a 911 dispatcher. “It’s me and another guy."
"So we’re checking out the girl in the back because we’re like, ‘OK, she’s kind of attractive’, and then all of a sudden the guy is turned back, looking at us."
“We looked in the backseat and a blond female in the back was saying, ‘Help me,’ or something, whispering it. So I’m assuming it is a kidnapping.”
He and Jamal Harris, 17, drove behind the car on Highway 175 for miles, staying on the phone with the 911 operator as police raced to find them.
“Oh, my God, I’m hoping the car behind me is a police officer. Nope, it’s not,” Arias said, but within minutes, cops arrived and pulled over the suspect.
They discovered the woman, who allegedly had been kidnapped.
Police arrested Lewis and charged him with aggravated kidnapping. He remains in jail on $50,000 bond and it’s unclear whether he has a lawyer.
The alleged victim was examined by paramedics and released.