Abducted Philly Woman’s ATM Card Used in Maryland

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Around 9:40 PM Sunday night, 22-year-old nurse Carlesha Freeland-Gaither was walking down the street near her Philadelphia home when a man grabbed her, dragged her down the street, and forced her into what appears to be a gray Ford Taurus. (A security camera captured the attack; watch it here, if you can handle watching that kind of thing.)

A witness called 911 after witnessing the attack and hearing Freeland-Gaither’s screams for help. And Freeland-Gaither even managed to break one of the car windows in her abductor’s vehicle before he drove off. Still, police haven’t been able to track her down.

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But officers did announce a break in the case earlier this week when they discovered that a man used her ATM card at 6 AM on Monday in a convenience store in Aberdeen. Freeland-Gaither’s family says they don’t recognize the man captured in security footage.

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“I just want her home. She got family. She’s loved. Just let her come home,” Freeland-Gaither’s mother says.



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