A nurse who was reportedly kidnapped and forced to drive an escaped convict round Sydney has spoken of her terrifying ordeal.
Mother-of-three Rachel stated she was unpacking groceries in her driveway in Little Bay, in Sydney’s south, when she was approached by a violent fugitive.
“I saw blood on him so I was pretty scared. He told me he escaped from (Long Bay) prison,” she acknowledged.
He allegedly requested her for the automobile keys, however she refused, so he suggested her to get into the automobile and drive it herself.
“I used to be very scared… he advised me he would not harm me so long as I did what he advised me to do.
A nurse kidnapped and forced to escort an escaped convict by means of Sydney has reportedly spoken of her terrifying ordeal. The picture reveals the person accused of kidnapping her, Jason Neil Melbon
“My heart was pounding but my mind was when I can run, when I can run,” she shared. 9 News.
The man accused of abducting Rachel is Jason Neil Melbon, who has been behind bars since 2008 for photographing a girl in a carjacking.
The 43-year-old has lower than 18 months left on that sentence.
“He said he had shot several people, his life was in danger in prison and he just wanted out,” Rachel stated.
She managed to get away from him by driving 9 miles throughout city to Beverly Park.
“I pretty much ran with the key on top and ran up to it screaming ‘help me’ and then got rescued by the beautiful neighbors,” the mum stated.
Police arrested Melbon shortly after he allegedly tried to enter properties on the premises.
He was in court docket on Tuesday accused of not solely assaulting Rachel, but in addition assaulting one other girl and tying her up with energy cables.
Mother-of-three Rachel (pictured) stated she was unpacking groceries in her driveway in Little Bay, in Sydney’s south, when she was approached by a violent fugitive.
Melbon was a minimal safety inmate doing yard work at Long Bay Prison when he allegedly climbed a fence and ran to Little Bay and allegedly assaulted 2 women.
Rachel stated she was “very disappointed with the correctional services that put me in this position”.
NSW Corrective Services spokesman Adam Wilkinson stated it wished to “apologise to (the) victims involved in the incident”.
Melbon was denied bail by Sutherland’s native courtroom and is scheduled to seem in court docket once more on October 12.