A woman who had given water to a random man ended up being held at knifepoint and getting carjacked in Vancouver, Washington.

The suspect behind the carjacking incident was identified as Jeremy Alexksa. The 31-year-old approached the woman on Saturday and asked for water. The woman allowed the man into her car but was surprised at the turn of events after that.

Alexksa ended up pulling out a knife and used this to take control of the car, the Clark County Sheriff's Office said in a news release.

The woman, whose identity was not revealed, drove roughly 15 miles after that incident but at some point slowed down on a dirt road. This allowed her to jump out of the moving vehicle after which she sought help from nearby homes.

One of the residents, Jamie Woods, narrated how he and his family were woken up at around 4:30 a.m. as the woman banged on their door for help, KGW reported.

“She was all dirty, barefoot, no shoes,” said Woods. “The only thing I can think of is that maybe he was bringing her out here to kill her, dump her, rape her, who knows. I'm just thankful that she got out of the vehicle and got here to someone who was willing to call the authorities and help her regardless of her attempting to break into the house.”

Woods would then call 911 for help. Deputies responded and surveyed the area. They found the car but the driver allegedly fled the scene.

About 8 miles away, authorities were able to able to pin the car and eventually apprehend Alexksa. The 31-year-old tried to free the vehicle but was eventually caught.

Initially, Alexksa refused to give his name. He was however identified through other means according to the Vancouver Police Department.

For his actions, Alexksa is expected to be charged with kidnapping, robbery and attempted eluding after he allegedly fled from officers.

As of this writing, it remained unclear if the 31-year-old had legal representation who could speak on his behalf, NBC News reported.

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