The woman, identified as 22 year old nurse Carlesha Freeland-Gaither, was walking home alone around 9.40pm after attending her godson's birthday party on Sunday night when an unknown man grabbed her from behind. Carlesha screamed and fought the man for a few minutes, even kicking the glass out of two of the car’s windows before the unidentified man managed to overpower her and bungle her into his car. She has not been seen since then.
Speaking to CBS News, Philadelphia police spokesman, John Stanford, described the man as black, 5ft10 and aged between 25 and 30. The police say they believe the kidnapper is unknown to the woman who lives with her boyfriend and was just 3 blocks from her home when she was kidnapped.