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The kidnapping happened in the 200 block of Auburn Avenue in downtown Atlanta and the kidnappers later dropped the woman off on Delmar Avenue in southeast Atlanta.
She knocked on a stranger’s door pleading for help, according to authorities.
“Yeah, she was knocking, she was beating and it got my attention and I came to the door,” said Mecca Holland.
Holland said what she found at her door at 3 a.m. Wednesday shocked her. She said she found a hysterical Ethiopian woman in tears begging to get inside.
Holland said the woman repeatedly screamed for her to call police, which she did. The student told Holland she had been kidnapped.
“She just said they took her car and they raped her and she said they were going to kill her,” said Holland.
Atlanta police said around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday two men kidnapped the student from a garage at the Bethel Towers Apartments.
“It was her vehicle that they forced her into,” said Officer Schwartz with the Atlanta Police Department.
Police said the two men picked up a third person and that’s when the Georgia State student was sexually assaulted. She was then dropped off in a southeast Atlanta neighborhood.
The victim’s SUV was later found near some railroad tracks in southwest Atlanta.
After five hours of being held against her will and violated, Holland allowed the frightened victim to stay in her garage until police arrived.
“When I saw her I was like, ‘Seriously, is this happening?’ Then I just called police. I just wanted to help because she seemed very scared,” said Holland.
Even though the incident did not happen on the Georgia State University campus, school officials said they are providing counseling services to the victim.
Tenants at the apartment complex said the victim had moved there five months ago and was trying to make a better life for herself.
Police are still looking for the three men.