Two Dallas-area teens were able to help save a woman who had allegedly been kidnapped by a 37-year-old man after they witnesses her mouthing the words "help me" from the back of a moving car. Police have now released the dramatic 911 audio.
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Charles Atkins Lewis, 37, was arrested Aug. 22 after allegedly kidnapping the woman, 25, who has not been identified, at gunpoint and forcing her into his car in downtown Dallas. The two teenagers noticed the woman from their car as Lewis allegedly drove her through Kaufman County, according to the recording.
"Yes, I'm on the highway. I'm witnessing a robbery. Not a robbery, a kidnapping," Aaron Arias, 19, told a 911 dispatcher. "It's me and another guy. So we're checking out the girl in the backseat because we're like, 'OK, she's kind of attractive', and then all of a sudden the guy is turned back, looking at us.
"We looked in the backseat and the blond female in the back was saying, 'Help me,' or something, whispering it. So I'm assuming it is a kidnapping."
He and Jamal Harris, 17, drove behind the car on Highway 175 for miles, staying on the phone with the 911 operator as police raced to find them.
Minutes after the teens made the call, police officers pulled over the vehicle and found the alleged kidnap victim. Police arrested Lewis and charged him with aggravated kidnapping.
Listen to the 911 call below:
He was reportedly in jail on $50,000 bond on Thursday. The victim was examined by paramedics and released.