Woman Explains How She Survived Alleged Kidnapping

By: Jacki Ochoa Email
By: Jacki Ochoa Email

A man is in jail on Tuesday night, while his victim is safe at home. It's a bizarre, kidnapping story that begins in Omaha and ends in Bellevue.

Twenty year-old Ricki Brison is proud. She tells her story about being kidnapped with conviction. "It could have turned into a dangerous situation and I wasn't going to let that happen," Brison said.

The alleged kidnapping happened on Monday night around 11 o'clock. "I pulled into the Walmart parking lot," Brison said. "I was getting myself all pretty and ready to go in and see him."

Brison was supposed to go visit her husband who works at the Walmart in Omaha. That's when she says a stranger forced himself into her life. "He got into my car and had asked me to take him to a bar," Brison said.

She was worried, but Brison complied. They pulled into Buffalo Wings and Rings.

"It was a woman driving and the guy got out of the car," Chrissy Maybon with Buffalo Wings & Rings said.

Maybon says she had seen the man earlier in the night. "He handed our manager a bag and he said he needed us to take care of it," Maybon said.

The bag was left on a bench. So, the two hit the road again. "We drove all over," Brison said. "I mean, I was speeding. I'm sure some of the traffic cameras in Omaha caputured me speeding and running a couple of lights. I was just trying my best to get pulled over."

Not knowing what the stranger was capable of, Brison says she tried to keep him calm. "It was a lot of seeing how he was feeling, wondering how he was doing," Brison said. "I did a lot of talking, just to get him to talk."

Brison says the stranger let her take a call from her husband. "If it had not been for my husband getting my code words, understanding the situation by the tone of my voice, by the words that I used, the situation wouldn't have turned out the way it did," Brison said.

Brison hopes people learn from her and how she got away unharmed.

Her husband had called 9-1-1, which allowed police to catch up with Brison and the stranger near 15th and Cornhusker in Bellevue.

Police arrested 25-year-old Adrian Ross. He was booked on one count of false imprisonment.


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