(ModernSurvival.org) – A couple from Dyersburg, TN, stands accused of kidnapping and beating a woman over a lost car title. The victim claims she sold a vehicle to the couple, who then abducted her during a meet-up to discuss the missing title.
Dyersburg police seek second suspect in weekend kidnapping. https://t.co/SfU68MY4tE
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James Wiley and Stephanie Pratt reportedly used a variety of weapons, including brass knuckles and a machete, to force the victim into their car. The victim was taken to an Economy Inn, where the couple bound her with zip ties and beat her.
The duo took the victim to Missouri to search for the missing title, then returned the victim to the Economy Inn in Tennessee, where they assaulted her once again. Eventually, the victim managed to escape and has since been treated for bruised ribs, lacerations, and facial injuries.
This story, while disturbing, proves that survival situations can arise when least expected. Thankfully, the victim was able to escape her restraints and get help, but not everyone who has been kidnapped and bound by zip ties is so lucky.
To ensure no one else ever suffers a similar fate, it’s important to know the steps required to escape similar situations. Here’s a good place to start.
How to Escape From Zip Ties
Zip ties are a common tool used to restrain victims during home invasions and kidnappings. They’re cheap, and they’re hard to break out of — making them a top choice for criminals. With the proper know-how and a little effort, however, zip tie restraints can be broken.
To show us how it’s done, BlackScoutSurvival has provided a quick video of what to do when bound with zip ties:
The key to successfully breaking a zip tie restraint is to make sure it is on as tight as possible. This will create more tension on the plastic, which helps snap it when pressure is applied. To do this, grab the loose end with your teeth and pull until all the slack is gone from the loop.
Now, it’s time to break the bonds. Raise your hands up, above the head, then pull them down quickly into your midsection. When they hit, the force will snap the bindings apart.
Preparing for the unexpected is key to survival. No one plans on being kidnapped or forced into restraints, but knowing how to escape should that scenario play out can save your life. For information on how to escape duct tape bindings, click here.
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