Woman allegedly rides bike five miles to escape boyfriend
POSTED: Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - 8:51pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - 9:37pm
Las Cruces, NM (KTSM) — A woman rode her bike five miles to safety all in an attempt to escape her boyfriend. It all allegedly started with a fight between 49 year-old John Medrano and his girlfriend. According to court documents, Medrano reportedly grabbed her and forced her onto a bed, where he allegedly hit her before attempting to strangle her when she tried to leave.
The victim told investigators she was able to escape after she threw an ashtray in his face. The woman then rode her bicycle about five miles to the Las Cruces Police Department to get help. Medrano's now charged with kidnapping and aggravated battery.