CHICAGO (WBBM/CBS) – The woman who says she was almost another victim of “honeybee killer” suspect Gary Amaya is telling her chilling story of survival to the Chicago Sun-Times.
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The woman, who would only give her last name “Anderson”, tells the Sun-Times Amaya forced her into the truck at gunpoint early Saturday near 47th and Cicero.
She had just visited a sandwich shop when Amaya “came up to me, stuck a gun in my face and told me to get in the truck,” she told the Sun-Times.
He wanted to handcuff her, but she says she wouldn’t let him.
She bolted from his truck into a nearby deserted lot, hiding face down in the snow, fearing for her life.
Amaya shot at her as when ran. She held her breath in the snow, hiding behind a trailer and prayed as Amaya’s truck drew near then stopped. Amaya eventually left.
She’d left her purse inside the vehicle, but she didn’t care. She says after he drove off, she lay in the snow another five minutes to ensure she was out of danger.
The purse, along with handcuffs and a rope, was found inside Amaya’s pick-up truck after he was shot to death Saturday night in Orland Park.
The woman has a history of prostitution arrests but says she’s been trying to turn around her life and is in college. She says she was fired from her job as a security guard Tuesday when her employer learned about her past