Text message saves life of woman trapped in car trunk

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JOHNSTON COUNTY, N.C. -- A text message helped save the life of a woman in North Carolina.

The woman called 911 to say a man had kidnapped her and thrown her into the trunk of his car; but they were on the move, and her phone signal dropped out.

That's when the dispatcher got the idea to text her. And it worked.

They stayed in communication, and with help from Verizon, they were able to track the moving car and arrest the driver.

Nicholas Mattevi is charged with false imprisonment.


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