It’s not often that supermarket employees are thought of as superheroes, but these Tesco workers were after rescuing a ‘vulnerable’ man after he was kidnapped.
The Mirror, reports that Daniel Moore was pulled out of his car and dragged into another, where he was held hostage and robbed for a horrifying three hours in Birmingham. His kidnappers photographed the 27-year-old’s bank card and made him withdraw £200 from a Tesco cashpoint.
Daniel got lucky when he told his kidnappers he needed the toilet and escorted him inside, where two female, Tesco workers realised something wasn’t right. Once spotted, the kidnapper made a break for it, leaving shell-shocked Daniel at the store.
— NewsOnePlace.com (@newsoneplace) November 26, 2016
During the terrible ordeal which started at 5am, Daniel also had his car, door keys and phone stolen.Lucky for the University of Birmingham cleaner, a checkout worker and security guard stopped him in his tracks, by believing Daniel was a ‘victim of bullying.’
The traumatised guy, begged for the staff to ring his mum whilst his Eastern European abductor fled the scene.
I’m still scared. I tried to go to work on Tuesday, but couldn’t do it.
I told them to leave me alone, but they just said ‘No’. I thought they were going to drive me away.
Aston, Birmingham. The 2 women employees deserve every praise if not a medal! God only knows what would have… https://t.co/MAvcdQA6mJ
— Julia Charnley (@JuliaCharnley) November 27, 2016
His mum, Sorrol, praised the Tesco staff:
If those two women at Tesco hadn’t intervened, I dread to think what would have happened.
What went on was terrible – there are some evil people about, but it could have been much worse.
I cannot praise staff at the store enough. What they did was very brave. They were brilliant and I’ve personally thanked them.
Daniel was on his way to pick up a colleague when he had a collision with his kidnappers, a man and a blonde woman. They demanded £100 and the woman drove off in his car.
They said they wanted £100.
They drove onto Tesco car park and made him withdraw £200 from a hole-in-the-wall.
Poor Daniel is still too shaken up to go back to work.
His sister Jenna said:
My mum has been to store and thanked the lady again and again.
She told Daniel to sit down, then turned on the person with him and said ‘You look like a bully’.
If she hadn’t done that, we dread to think what would’ve happened because they wanted Daniel back in the car.
Just thinking about that makes my mum upset. Daniel’s not great. He’s still frightened.
A Tesco spokesperson stated:
We will fully support the police with their enquiries.