PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) — A young woman who was kidnapped early Thursday morning was found safe in an Escambia home hours later, according to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.
ECSO said Brianna Renae McGuire, 24, was kidnapped at gunpoint from a car on Norstum Drive around 7 a.m. Deputies said one of the two kidnappers was believed to be 26-year-old Nicholas Jody Liberto.
Authorities said the kidnappers appeared to be driving a red or orange Jeep Renegade.
A friend of McGuire told Nextstar’s WKRG the 24-year-old was staying at her home to get away from Liberto, her ex-boyfriend.
The woman said Liberto had come to her home for the past few days. Each time, the woman said she called law enforcement, but Liberto wasn’t arrested due to his compliance and leaving the property.
On Thursday, the woman said McGuire and one other friend were sitting in a parked car outside the home. She said that’s when Liberto and another man stormed them at gunpoint, pulling McGuire out of the car, and into the Jeep.
Late Thursday afternoon, ECSO said Liberto was also located.