A WOMAN was found chained by her ankles in an abandoned home and claimed that she was abducted and held hostage for days after being captured on her way to the grocery store, officials said.
The 36-year-old Chicago woman was discovered after a stranger heard the woman’s cries outside of the home and called the police.
The unnamed woman told WGN-TV that after she was captured she was held captive for four to five days and raped twice.
She said that she was walking to a local store last week when she claims she was approached by a man she had previously encountered.
“I ended up bumping into him, and he was like, ‘come here for a minute,'” the woman told WGN-TV.
She told officials that her captor, allegedly a man in his 60s, then grabbed her.
The woman said that she tried to fight back but could not.
She said that she was then taken to an abandoned house and dragged to the attic where she was held against her will.
Days after she said she was captured, community activist Antione Dobine said he heard her crying for help.
“As I got closer, I’m hearing boom, boom, boom, help!” Dobine said. “That’s what made me call the police.”
Dobine also said that he saw a man leave the vacant house before police arrived.
He described the man as about 5 foot 8 inches and was wearing a blue jean corduroy jacket.
The victim said that she is grateful to be alive and believes her kidnapper is not finished committing crimes.
“I believe he will strike again,” she said. “I just want him caught.”
Chicago police are investigating this case. No arrests have been made.