|Published:||Nov 19, 2010 12:37 AM EST|
|Updated:||Nov 18, 2010 9:29 PM EST|
Bonita Springs, FL-Kidnapped and robbed. A widowed mother of two is forced to empty her bank account.
Deputies are looking for two suspects claiming to be lottery winners.
The mother tells us, "I pretended that I wasn't scared, but I was really scared but I was afraid something would happen to me right there."
You don't have to see this woman's face to understand that she is terrified.
The 27 year old Bonita Springs woman says she was walking outside of K-Mart when a hispanic woman approached her in tears.
That woman said she had just moved to the United States and had a winning lottery ticket she needed help cashing.
Feeling sorry for her, she agreed and got into a car with her and a hispanic man.
"The man said, do you have any money? and I said no, I don't have any money. I just live alone with my two kids, I don't have any money."
The man wasn't taking "no" for an answer. He emptied the woman's purse stealing $200 and forcing her to take $400 from her atm.
"The guy said you're going to take out the money or you're never going to see your kids again."
She says she was terrified the two would hurt her 2 and 6 year old children, so she gave them everything, including the jewelry her late husband, who died last year, had given her.
Now she says she isn't sure how she'll support her family.