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The wife managed to escape after her husband kidnapped her at gunpoint and drove away in a car with him on top, according to the police

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A Texas woman managed to escape after her husband abducted her at gunpoint, made her get into a car, and drove off with him on the hood while yelling, as witnessed by people who called the police, authorities mentioned.

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Martin Severiano Vela allegedly tried to kidnap his wife who managed to escape in Texas. (Brownsville Police Department)

Martin Severiano Vela reportedly attempted to abduct his wife, but she got away in Texas. (Brownsville Police Department)

A Texas a woman managed to escape after her husband kidnapped her at gunpoint, put her in a car, and drove off with him on the hood while yelling. This was witnessed by people who called the police, authorities mentioned.

The incident was reported on Saturday at 7:13 a.m. when police officers responded to a call about a serious kidnapping happening in the 4100 block of Westland Drive in Brownsville, according to authorities in a news release.

The person who called the police said that a man — later identified as Martin Severiano Vela, 37 — had entered her home and taken his wife at gunpoint, making her get into a white Chrysler 300 while aiming the gun at the homeowners and instructing them to “get away” as he did so.

Subsequently, witnesses contacted the police around 10 minutes later, reporting that a man was on the hood of a Chrysler 300 and a woman was inside the vehicle, yelling, at a gas station convenience store in the 3500 block of East Ruben M. Torres, about a mile away from the Westland Drive location.

Upon police arrival, they found the victim but no suspect — or car. The victim explained to the police how she was able to escape by getting into the driver’s seat while Vela had stepped out of the vehicle to remove her at an abandoned property where she told the police he was going to harm her, authorities stated.

She informed the police that when she drove away to escape from Vela, he jumped onto the car hood. Upon arriving at the convenience store and getting out of the vehicle, Vela fled, according to the police.

Vela was quickly apprehended by the police after a chase when the Texas Department of Public Safety spotted him driving recklessly in the Chrysler 300, officials mentioned. The pursuit ended with him crashing, and he was discovered hiding in a shed on a property around 12 miles from where he abducted his wife, according to authorities.

He was taken into custody at the Brownsville City Jail. He is facing a number of charges, including aggravated kidnapping with a deadly weapon, burglary, aggravated assault, and DUI and other driving-related offenses. His bond was set at $212,000 bond.

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