Police: Rehoboth woman escapes abduction by jumping out of car

August 23, 2013

A 20-year-old Rehoboth Beach woman was assaulted and abducted Aug. 23 while walking her bike along Munchy Branch Road, police say.

The woman was walking at 1:35 a.m. in the 18000 block of Munchy Branch Road when she was approached by a man driving along the road, said Cpl. John Day of the Delaware State Police.

The man assaulted the woman and forced her into the car before driving toward Route 1, Day said.

At the intersection of Route 1 and Munchy Branch Road, Day said, the woman was able to escape. She ran to a nearby business where bystanders called police.

She was treated and released at a nearby hospital with minor injuries, Day said.

Police describe the man as black.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Troop 4 detectives at 856-5850, Ext. 224, 1-800-TIP-3333, use the Delaware State Police Mobile Crime Tip Application available to download at, go to, or send an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword DSP.

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