COLUMBUS, GA (WXTX) - Columbus Police are looking a man they say attacked a strip club employee with a fork as she was getting off work.
The 31-year-old worker says she had just finished her shift at the Carousel Lounge on Victory Drive early Saturday morning and went to get a room at the nearby Motel 6.
She was getting out of her car and tells police a black car pulled up behind her and the driver got out. She says she recognized the man from the strip club but acted like she did not know him as he approached her and started talking to her, asking her if she remembered him. He told her his name was Tim. When she didn't respond, she says he pressed a fork wrapped in a napkin to her neck as though he was going to stab her with the tips and forced her into his car.
He demanded her money and the woman told him her cash was in her car and she had to get out and find her keys to get it. She says she noticed a child's car seat in the back seat of his car. He told her, "When I let you out you better not scream." They looked for the keys in the parking lot but couldn't find them and he told her to get back into his car. The victim fell on her back and started screaming for help and her attacker started punching her in the face.
Another man staying in one of the nearby hotels rooms opened his door to see where the screams were coming from and scared the suspect off.
He is described as a black man, 6' tall, 200 lbs., wearing Ray Ban glasses a white t-shirt and jeans and driving a black car, possibly a Toyota.
The victim refused to be taken to the hospital.
The case is being investigated as an armed robbery and attempted kidnapping.