Man escapes armed kidnapper after suspect uses the bathroom

A bathroom break may have saved a man’s life Monday after he says he was kidnapped at gunpoint and forced to drive to Charlotte.

Dana Moro told Salisbury Police he was at the BP gas station at the corner of East Innes Street and Newsome Road just before the ordeal began. The incident occurred at 9 a.m.

Moro was in his Jeep Cherokee at a stop sign at Stokes Ferry Road when a black male jumped in on the passenger side and shoved a gun in his side, he said. He told Moro to drive to Charlotte.

The man was between 5 feet 6 inches tall to 6 feet tall, with braided hair and two “puff balls” of hair in the back. The suspect was between 20 and 30 years old, was wearing a white and gray FUBU graffiti shirt, blue jeans, black shoes and had “bad teeth,” a report said.

The handgun was automatic, black and chrome, with a slide and clip, officials said.

The suspect talked on his cell phone the entire ride, the victim said, but it did not appear that the phone’s display screen was dark.

The suspect told the victim he had to urinate and the victim pulled into a Shell gas station. The suspect said if the man left, he’d shoot him. The suspect went around the building and the victim left. The victim drove home where he reported the incident to law enforcement.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Salisbury Police at 704-638-5333 or Crime Stoppers at 1-866-639-5245.

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