MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) –
A man pretending to lend a helping hand to a woman who ran out of gas is in jail charged with kidnapping and trying to rape the woman.
Investigators say Michael Love saw the victim pushing her car, after she ran out of gas and offered to drive her to the nearest gas station.
The police affidavit says Love drove the woman to a dead end street, pulled her out of the car and tried to take her clothes off and rape her.
She wouldn’t stand for it; she fought back.
Police say the woman’s decision to fight back might have been the key to saving her life.
Investigators say when the victim fought back, Love drove off, leaving her in the middle of the street.
Love is scheduled to face a judge Tuesday.