VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- A woman was able to escape an accused kidnapper thanks to wind restrictions on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel.
WTKR reports that a woman in Powelville, Ma., called 911 on Oct. 4 telling dispatchers that her ex-boyfriend broke into her house and was kidnapping her.
When police arrived at the home, the door had been forced open, and no one was there. They found a gun box and ammunition in the victim's bedroom, but the gun was missing.
Police put out a notification to surrounding states to find the suspect and his 2001 Black Dodge Dakota.
The suspect eventually tried to cross the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel with two surfboards in the back of his truck.
He was stopped by police, and the Tunnel Authority Road Crew removed the surfboards due to wind restrictions.
In the process, the victim jumped into the driver's seat and drove toward a police car. She was able to tell police that she'd been kidnapped.
The suspect was arrested after a brief struggle.