Kidnapped Teen Saves Herself by Crashing Into a Police Car (VIDEO)

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police carsWhenever I hear about a quick-thinking kid who manages to survive some horrible situation on sheer intuition, my reaction is always to say a little silent prayer for my kids to have those same life-saving instincts (should they, God forbid, ever find themselves in a similar spot). Even as adults, we never know how we'll react under pressure -- especially the kind of pressure a New Jersey teen found herself under when a 45-year-old woman put a gun to her head, forced her into a car, and told her to drive to Philadelphia, or else.

The teen (whose identity remains anonymous) did as she was told -- sort of. She drove the car, anyway.

But instead of driving to Philadelphia, she drove straight into a police car parked on the shoulder of the Ben Franklin Bridge. Officer Mark Pawloski of the Delaware River Port Authority had pulled over to help another driver when the teen sideswiped his cruiser, which of course caught his attention rather quickly. Brilliant! Police arrested attempted kidnapper Floribert Nava on the spot and it's a good thing they did -- as they also found a handgun, duct tape, trash bags, and latex gloves in the car. Uh-oh. Unless Nava happened to steal Dexter's car, sounds like she had some bad business planned.

The kidnapping was a "result of an argument over the adoption of a newborn baby" -- apparently the adoptive parents live in Philadelphia. No word on why Nava was forcing a kid to drive her there (maybe she doesn't know how to drive?). I just can't get over how horribly this scenario could've gone. Would my kids think as quickly? Would I? I hope so.

Scary stuff, right?

What do you think your teen would do in this situation?


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Momma... MommaTasha1003

Good for her..

Knowing my luck, I wouldnt see 1 cop car the whole drive...

Mya Attisso

I woud drive really fast, hoping she doesnt have her seat belt on, as soon as I see a cop car I would slam on the brakes sending her flying!

monke... monkeymamma72

LOL!  Me too, MommaTasha1003!  Or even pass a police station!

Ginell Wright Ramos

I grew up with my dad telling us that if anyone ever got n the car with a gun he would give them one chance to get out or he would drive that car as fast as he could right into a tree. Lol, my dads kinda crazy--- but the idea has always stuck with me

HisB0107 HisB0107

That's crazy. Good for her with her quick thinking! I probably would have done something similar. If I didn't have the option of a cop car, I wolud have sped enough to that any impact would have seriously injured the passenger. Most likely in a situation like this, the abductor isn't wearing a seat belt. Right? I mean, they're already crazy enough to put a gun to the poor girl's head, why would they have the mere thought of putting on a seat belt.

avonm... avonmomoftwo

That's awsome!  I always thought if I get car jacked or whatever, do things against the law to try to attract attention of police officers, but holy cow!  Flippin awsome idea!!


Babyg... Babygirlsmom112

Glad the girl is ok, Even though mace is illegal to be carried by anyone under 18, ALL of my kid's including my 11 yr old, know how to use it.

candy... candyw210

What an amazing girl! With all of that stuff on the kidnapper, Lord knows what she would have done! Quick and smart thinking on the victims part!

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Lissa Garver

I always told my kids if someone tried to take them, fight like h*ll. If they got them in the car they would most likely be dead.

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