An Austrian triathlete who claims to have been kidnapped, stripped and threatened by drowning has revealed how she persuaded her abductor to free her after teaching him his orchids.
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But only hours later, she managed to convince the perpetrators A man who drives her home.
The incident, which the new mother later described in a Facebook post as something of a "bad movie", ended when the police managed to trace her bike back to the 33-year-old suspects and arrested him.
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The man hit her on the head with a stick, tied her up and threw her on the back of his car after he hit her as she drove down the street. At 17:00 local time (15:00 GMT) 27-year-old Birli told the Austrian tabloid Kronsen Zeitung.
Ms. Birli – whose arm was broken in the crash – said she had become unconscious and woken naked and tied to a chair in a house she did not recognize.
The knife A swinging man first promised to release her the next day, to blindfold her and to force alcohol into her mouth.
Then he tried to choke her before he forced her to bathe and tell her that he wanted it to drown her.
Then she noticed his orchids and – after complimenting him – began to inform himself about his "dead father, an alcoholic mother and girlfriends who betrayed him".
This, she said, gave her the opportunity to ask for her release and suggested she made a deal.
"I made a suggestion to the man – say, it was an accident," she explained.
The man agreed, untied his victim and drove her all the way home, where her partner – who was home with her 14-week-old son – was the alerted police.
On Wednesday, she thanked the safety of a medical center for those who sought her while she was missing, adding that it would have been impossible to find the house where she had been detained.
"Thank God I was able to free myself and I'm fine – except for a broken arm and a head injury," she wrote.
Graz police spokesman Fritz Grundnig confirmed to the Associated Press that a man had been arrested on Wednesday in Graz in connection with the alleged kidnapping.