The Gunn High School student who was kidnapped and sexually assaulted Oct. 30 escaped about an hour after being abducted when she jumped out of her attacker's car when it was stopped in traffic in the 500 block of North Fair Oaks Avenue in Sunnyvale.
A passing motorist, Fred Burgener, 41, of Sunnyvale, let her into his car and drove to his mother-in-law's nearby house where he called 911.
"I saw her running down the street," Burgener said. "She was bleeding from her mouth and really shaken up." She also had a black eye. In his car, she kept telling him to "go faster," but because of rush-hour traffic he went to his mother-in-law's house a few blocks away instead of to a hospital. He also lives in the area, Burgener said.
Burgener, 41, a Union Pacific Railway engineer, said the girl was crying and gasping for air and acted highly distracted. She was able to give him her name and age, but little else due to a language barrier -- she spoke an Asian dialect.
"I didn't know what it was about until I saw it on television," he said in an interview prior to today's press conference.
"It was shocking. I'm an ordinary person and lead an ordinary life." He said especially felt the impact of the case because he has an 11-year-old daughter.