High school teacher abducted while taking selfie: police

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EAST POINT, Ga. — A teacher was abducted by a sinister attacker who took advantage of her being distracted while taking a selfie to strike, snatching her from outside her home in Georgia, WGCL reports.

The incident happened near Saddlebrook Apartments off Washington Road about 7:30 a.m. Sept. 4.

The woman, who teaches at Creekside High School, was taking a selfie for the school’s “Spirit Week” and when she lowered her phone, a man was standing in front of her with a gun. She did not get a picture of the attacker, police said.

Police said the culprit forced the woman into her car where he sexually assaulted and pistol-whipped her.

He then drove her to a Wells Fargo bank on Camp Creek Road, police said. The plan was for her to withdraw money from an ATM, but she jumped out right before they arrived at the bank.

The victim told police it was an all-or-nothing moment.

She ran to the Walgreens across Princeton Lakes Parkway and told workers what was happening. The employees there called 911, but when officers arrived, the attacker had already fled.

Police said he left in the victim’s car, which was found on Janice Drive in East Point about 45 minutes later. Police are still looking for the attacker.

The woman suffered minor injuries from jumping out of the vehicle, but she is expected to be OK.