IRVINGTON, N.J. (FOX 5 NY) - A girl walking her dog heard screams coming from a car trunk and helped rescue a man who had been carjacked and robbed the night before.
The Union County prosecutor's office in New Jersey said Thursday that two armed men kidnapped the victim around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Hillside, near Newark. Authorities say the men took the victim to several ATMs and forced him to withdraw cash. When they were done, they tied him up, threw him in the truck and then dumped the car on a residential street.
Kayla Rose was walking her dog Thursday morning when she heard screams coming from the trunk of a car parked in Irvington, west of Newark. The victim was discovered tied up inside.
"I heard knocking and scratching. I got stunned and then I heard it again," Rose said. " He just said 'Help. I need help.' and so I got help."
"She had a terrified look when she came in," Kayla's mother Marie Banks said. "I told her, 'you saved a life today.'"
The victim isn't being publicly identified. There is a $10,000 reward for the capture of the two men who kidnapped him. Descriptions were not immediately available.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.