On Sunday, a Moline, Ill., woman’s day started with some shopping near SouthPark Mall. Her evening ended at the hospital. What happened in between was simply terrifying.
The victim told police that when she was near the mall, a knife-wielding man suddenly pushed his way into her car, cutting her in the arm during a struggle. The suspect then forced her to drive to a rural location in Rock Island County. When they finally stopped, the woman—who has a concealed-carry permit—had time to reach for her firearm, which sent the assailant fleeing on foot.
The victim managed to drive to the hospital for treatment of her injuries, and gave investigators enough information to help them locate the perpetrator. Officers arrested 61-year-old Floyd May a short time later for aggravated kidnapping and battery, among other charges.