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Student uses psychology skills to convince kidnapper to set her free

The woman was forced into a car and tied up in a car park near her college campus.

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A PSYCHOLOGY STUDENT in the US used the knowledge from her studies to convince a man who kidnapped her to let her go.

The woman, who is a student at the University of California Riverside, was forced into a vehicle in a car park near the campus and tied up. Reuters reports that the woman managed to free her hands and talked to her captor, eventually convincing him to set her free.

The LA Times reported that the woman was not sexually assaulted or robbed and police do not know why the man kidnapped her, or what he intended to do with her.

Lieutenant Christian Dinco said the victim “kept her cool” and he thought that helped her.

Police are now looking for the man involved, who has been described as being in his late 20s or early 30s, with medium-length, dirty blonde hair. He drove a 2009 or newer grey four-door Nissan Sentre.

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