BALDWIN, Fla. -- A 40-year-old trucker escaped after being carjacked and kidnapped at gunpoint on U.S. 301 in Baldwin Tuesday.
The man was transporting Publix deli meats from Columbus, Ga. to the Publix on W. Beaver St.
According to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, the victim left the Pilot truck stop in Baldwin Tuesday around 2:00am, stopping at the McDonalds across the street.
According to the report, as the victim walked across the parking lot, he was approached by three men in a gray Mustang. Two of the men got out, pointed a gun at him and dragging him to his truck. The report adds the suspects tied his arms and legs, then drove off, later blindfolding him with a t-shirt.
The suspects eventually pulled over, carrying the victim out of the truck and into a storage building in Macclenny, according to the Baker County Sheriff's Office.
The victim said after he heard the truck leave he pulled the shirt from his face by rubbing his head on the floor and broke his feet free from the rope. He told police he then walked to the Walmart gas station across the street with his hands still tied and asked a customer to call 911.
"It can be very dangerous," Richard White, a truck driver said. "The life of a truck driver."
White has been driving a rig for 11 years.
"Our life is in our truck," White said, adding he is always alert because the job comes with dangers.
First Coast News is not naming the victim because no arrests have been made.
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