Middletown woman uses perfume to fight off kidnapper

Middletown woman uses perfume to fight off kidnapper

MIDDLETOWN, OH (FOX19) - A Middletown woman used her perfume to force a potential kidnapper out of her car on Tuesday, a Middletown Police Department's incident report states.

Joyce Kenney left her residence on S. Breiel Blvd. around 1:30 p.m. when a man allegedly grabbed her arm and told her that she would drive him.

"When I came out somebody grabbed my left arm and put their hand around my mouth," Kenney said. "(He) grabbed my keys out of my door and told me to get in the car and drive."

The incident report states the suspect forced Kenney into her car and the suspect sat in the passenger seat. Kenney began to drive north on Breiel until she made it to the intersection of Breiel and Central.

"I just begged him, 'please don't hurt or kill me,' and he wouldn't respond," Kenney said. "He said, 'just drive,' that's all he said."

While at the intersection, Kenney told police that she noticed her perfume in the driver's seat door. She allegedly grabbed the perfume and started spraying the suspect in the face.

"I looked down and saw my body spray and the lid wasn't on it and that was my only protection," Kenney said.

Kenney said the suspect grabbed his face and that is when she started kicking him out of the car.

"I have a disease in my leg and I'm surprised I could even lift my leg up like that. It had to be the adrenaline because I was scared to death," Kenney told FOX19 NOW. "I had my chance, sprayed his eyes, I took my foot up and kicked him right out the door."

Kenney told police the man was last seen running northbound on Breiel.

He is described as a white male, five-foot-eight with skinny build. Kenney said the suspect wore ski mask. She said he had a goatee or a patch on his chin and was wearing a jean jacket and gray jeans.

The suspect is still at large at this time.

Copyright 2016 WXIX. All rights reserved.