A construction worker helped protect a "distraught and terrified" young woman after she escaped from her alleged kidnapper's car on Interstate 95 in Virginia last week, reports WTVR.com.
Virginia State Police say they were notified of a possible abduction in progress on I-95 the afternoon of July 16. Just minutes later, the 18-year-old victim escaped the suspect's car after it pulled onto a shoulder near the 155 mile marker in Prince William County, they said.
That's when, reports WTVR.com, construction worker Kevin Huntington says the young woman ran up to him and asked him to call 911. He immediately made the call.
"I noticed a female jump out of the car, she came running up to us and and you could tell she was pretty distraught and terrified," Huntington told WTVR.com.
Police say the suspect -- whom they've identified as 28-year-old Aaron M. Berg -- chased the woman for a short distance before returning to his car and speeding off.
Huntington asked the young woman if she was OK, and she said no. "...I told her just stay behind me and I wouldn't let anything happen to her," he told WTVR.com.
The victim was taken to Fairfax Inova Hospital.
Police say they identified Berg as the suspect following an investigation. They say Berg and the victim knew each other before the incident.
Police arrested Berg at his Glen Allen home the evening of July 16. He is being held on charges of felony sodomy, strangulation, assault and battery, abduction with intent to defile, and intentionally destroying property.