Sarah was home alone.
Her parents were out of town for their anniversary. Sarah was 16
years old and her parents had just agreed that she was old enough
to stay alone for the weekend. It was the first night that she
was alone and she decided that she would invite a friend to come
over and watch a movie.
Sarah called her
friend Chelsea. Chelsea agreed to come over and she stopped by
the video store and rented a movie. While she was waiting for
Chelsea to arrive, Sarah popped a bag of popcorn and got some
snack food out.
7:30 P.M., Chelsea showed up and they put in the movie. A little
while after the movie started, they began to hear some strange
noises coming from outside. They locked the door and got back to
the movie. A little later they heard a window shatter in the back
room. They both went together to the back room to check it
When they got
there, the window was broken and there was a rock on the floor.
They called the police and they came to check it out. Once they
got there, they told the girls that it may have been some kids
out making trouble.
After the police
left, the girls went back to watching the movie. After it ended,
they decided that Chelsea should spend the night. Chelsea called
her mom and she said that it would be fine. Chelsea went home to
get some clothes and while she was gone, Sarah heard a noise
coming from the back room where the window had been
Sarah went to
the back room to find out where the sound was coming from. When
she got there, there wasn't anything inside that she could see.
She looked in the closet and under the bed. After she was
satisfied that nothing was in there, she started to head out the
door. When suddenly she felt a hand over her mouth and it was
pulling her back into the room. She fought back as hard as she
could but she passed out. When she awoke she was tied up. She saw
a person walking in circles in front of her. She asked him why he
had broken in and kidnapped her. He didn't answer but instead he
pointed a gun at her and told her to shut-up. She was scared so
she agreed to be quiet.
She knew that if
Chelsea came back, she would be in trouble too. Sarah knew that
she would have to escape if she was going to save herself and
Chelsea. She waited until the stranger wasn't looking and she
began to try to untie herself, slowly and steadily. It was
tedious work, but she finally got herself untied. She saw an
opportunity to escape when the stranger left the room to cut off
the phones so that nobody could call her. While he was gone,
Sarah got up and hid in a different room. When the stranger came
back, he saw that Sarah was gone. He began searching the house
for her. When she heard him getting close, she fled to a room
that he had already been through. She did this many times until
she was near the front door. When she finally reached it, he saw
her and she made a run for it.
When she got
outside, she saw Chelsea's car pull into the driveway. She
quickly hopped in and told Chelsea to pull out of her driveway
and to hurry. Chelsea saw that Sarah was panicked so she didn't
ask any questions, she just did what Sarah told her.
While they were
driving away, Sarah looked back at her house. When she did, she
saw the stranger coming after them in his car. Sarah told Chelsea
to try to get behind him so that she could get his license plate
number. Chelsea quickly made a u-turn and tried to get behind
him. She succeeded in doing this, but it didn't give Sarah very
long to get down the number, but Sarah did get it. Then, she used
Chelsea's cell phone to dial 911. She gave the police the license
number and told them what was happening.
quickly started looking for Chelsea's car, which Sarah had
described to them. After about ten minutes, a police car spotted
their car and sent out a dispatch call to all of the police. A
few minutes later, there were many police cars following them.
Finally, the stranger's car was pulled over and the man was taken
Sarah went to the
police station to give her account of what had happened. The
police asked her if she wanted to press charges. She knew that
she couldn't give an answer until her parents got home so the
police told her to stay with Chelsea until her parents got
A hew days later
Sarah's parents got home and went to the police station with
Sarah. There, they decided that they would press charges. The
police took them to the courthouse where they met up with a
lawyer. After a few days, the charges went through and they were
preparing for a long ride because they knew that it would take
months to win the case.
Two weeks after
the charges went through, Sarah got a mysterious phone call. She
looked at the caller ID, but the number was blocked. She answered
it anyway, figuring that it was for her dad, who was an insurance
salesman and got calls a lot because he had consultants all over
the state. She answered the phone and she heard an all to
familiar voice on the other end. It was the man who had tried to
kidnap her only weeks before. He told her that if she didn't drop
the charges, he would hunt her down and kill her. Sarah dropped
the phone and screamed. Her parents ran in and found her in tears
with a horrified look on her face.
picked her up and asked her what had happened. She told them
about the phone call and they called the police. The police told
her that they would come to her house and try to track the phone
About an hour
later, the police showed up and tracked the phone call.
Unfortunately, the call had come from a payphone. The police
asked her if she still wanted to press charges, and she decided
that she was not going to drop the charges no matter what.
That night she had
a terrible nightmare that the man who tried to kidnap her had
found her. She ran to her mom and dad and she slept with them
every night for about two months.
Then, one night,
she finally worked up enough courage to try to sleep in her own
room again. At about one o' clock that morning she heard a noise
coming from outside her window. She thought it was just her
imagination because she had been having nightmares, so she just
went back to sleep. Then about a half an hour later, she felt a
hand over mouth. She awoke to find her hands and feet tied up and
the same man she had seen months before was standing over her
bed. He picked her up and took her to a van he had parked outside
her house. When she got in, she was amazed and horrified when she
saw that Chelsea was in the van too. Somehow, he had found out
that she was the driver of the car that Sarah had escaped
He drove the two
girls to a warehouse in another state. When they got there, he
put tape over their mouths and covered their eyes so that they
wouldn't be able to see where they were at or scream for help.
Once they were inside he put them in a cage and handcuffed their
hands behind them. Then he took the tape off of their mouths and
they screamed; he punched them so they stopped.
Chelsea asked him
why he was doing this. He told her to ask Sarah. Sarah told her
about the phone call and the threat. Sarah also apologized to her
and said that she didn't know that he was going to kidnap her
Chelsea asked him
why he drug her into this when it was between him and Sarah. He
told her that he wanted to teach Sarah to think about the
consequences of her actions. Sarah asked them what he planned to
do to them. He told her that they wouldn't get the chance to
finish high school.
The girls started
screaming at the top of their lungs, "help!", but no one could
hear them. Then he pulled out a knife and held it to Chelsea's
throat. He told them that if they didn't stop screaming he would
kill Chelsea so the girls stopped screaming and he put away his
Sarah asked him
why he wanted to kidnap them in the first place. He said, "You
don't recognize me do you?'' Sarah and Chelsea both told him no.
He told them, that he used to go to school with them. They
realized that it was Graig who dropped out in ninth grade. He
used drugs and Sarah had told the principle about it. He was out
for revenge. Sarah apologized but he said it was too late for
Sarah asked him if
there was anything she could do for him so that he would let her
go. He said that there was nothing anybody could do now, their
fate was sealed. Then he left the two girls at the
He came back two
days later and the girls were gone. While he was gone, Chelsea
had somehow untied herself and her and Sarah had run away. They
hitch-hiked their way home.
When they got to
Sarah's house, they called the police. They told the police that
their kidnapper was someone who used to go to school with them
and they told them the location of the warehouse.
The police went to
the warehouse and they found Graig. They brought him in for a
police lineup and the girls identified him as their kidnapper.
The police arrested him and took him to court where he was found
guilty of kidnapping and assault.
The girls survived
their near-death experience and Graig was sent to prison for ten
years. That is where he is waiting until he can get out and get
revenge on Sarah and Chelsea for getting him locked up. But this
time they aren't going to escape.