WASHINGTON (FOX 5 DC) - What started as a fender bender ended with two college students staring down the barrel of a gun.
Now, D.C. police are hoping a new video will help lead to the identity of two men wanted for a robbery and armed kidnapping.
The victims talked to FOX 5, saying the incident occurred just before 2 a.m.
They say they had just returned home from a movie, and they were parking near Shepard Road to pick up some food when they backed into a parked truck.
The driver got out to see if there was any damage, and then that’s when the situation took a turn.
According to the two friends, what unfolded was something they’d only seen in movies.
They say two men walked up to the car, pulled out a gun, and demanded money.
“When I saw him pull out the gun that’s when I got out of the car and said what are you doing and that’s when he said if you don’t get back in the car I’m going to shoot your friend,” one of the victims said.
Moments later, they pistol-whipped her friend, and stuffed him into the trunk of his car.
That’s when she grabbed her phone and he jumped out of the car.
She called 911 as the suspects drove off with her friend in the trunk.
“I didn’t know how to react to it. I was just crying. After, when they pulled off with him, I didn’t know what they were going to do to him,” she said.
A few minutes later, police found the car abandoned few blocks away with her friend still in the trunk.
The man who’d been locked in the trunk believes the police sirens prompted to the two suspects to dump the car.
Police are in D.C. are offering up to a $10,000 reward for any information that leads to an arrest.