Subsequently, Withers heard the man yell at the woman and child. Furthermore, he reportedly threatened them and told them that if they did not get back in the car, he would kill them. It was hearing those words that encouraged Withers to step in and do something.
First, she drove her car around the parking lot, before coming to a stop right behind the alleged kidnapper’s vehicle. Her idea was to box him in to prevent him from making a quick getaway with his captives. Then Withers dialled 911 and told the operator about what she’d seen.
Withers can be heard saying on the 911 call, “Two people have been kidnapped. They are sitting there in a car, I am blocking them off.” However, the driver, later identified as Michael McKinney, looked like he was going to ram her vehicle. Scared for her children in the car with her, Withers reluctantly moved.