Springbreaker is Kidnapped, Beaten, & Sexually Assaulted During Trip

Published 03/14 2014 02:44PM

Updated 03/14 2014 02:59PM

A springbreaker from East Lansing, Michigan is kidnapped, beaten, and sexually assaulted during a trip to Mexico and lives to tell about it.

Now the college student wants to use her story as warning to other springbreakers.

Spring Break in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, a typical night out at the club for this Michigan State students and her friends.  That took a dangerous turn when the night was about to end.

"I was walking out usually we all get cabs but I couldn't find my friends so I just went by myself."

That was this 21 year old's big mistake.  She was alone for less than 60 seconds when she says a local man came out of nowhere and offered to hail her a cab.

"The guy opened the door of the cab for me and then the guy got in the cab.  They drove off, at first I was like 'please just take me to the Fiesta Americana, take me to my hotel'."

But they never did.  The man who offered to help her and that cab driver were apparently in cahoots together.

"I'm like 'please stop, please stop, just let me get out of the car'.  They pushed me to the seat of the car.  I remember they were talking in Spanish about killing me."

She says they kidnapped her, began assaulting her in the cab, and drove her to a field.  She says she tried to run but they grabbed her and dragged her to a hill where they proceeded to rape her.

"I was just like this is not normal, this is not okay, I just need to get out I was telling myself to be calm."

Seconds felt like hours, and then a car pulled up.  This young woman says her attackers got spooked and took off.  That's when she ran to nearby hotel for help.  The 21 year old eventually taken to the hospital for tests and treatment but the emotional scars are still there.

When she returned home she wanted to share her story to make sure this didn't happen to anyone else, not just college students but high school students.  She wanted them to be aware of the dangers.

"You hear these stories but never think it's going to be you and it happened to me in 10 minutes.  Easy for them.  If it happened to me, it could happen to someone else.  I really want people to be aware.  Don't be alone."

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