By Christina Hager

BRIDGEWATER (CBS) – The woman who fought off an attacker in Bridgewater is talking about the terrifying ordeal.

“The most important thing I wanted to do was not let him get me in that vehicle,” the woman said. “I tried to break free from him and pull away.”

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As the Bridgewater Police Chief has said, she’s anything but a victim.

Woman who fought off an attacker in Bridgewater (WBZ-TV)

“I just tried to keep kicking backward, I’m not even certain that I made great contact, but I just wanted to do anything I could to prevent him,” she said.

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The runner fought-off a would-be abductor on Pleasant Street in Bridgewater Sunday as a security camera rolled on him trying to grab her and force her into his SUV.

“He grabbed my forearms and then that was the moment I had to be like, this is happening, you can’t deny this, this is happening,” she said. “But then the next thought, which I’m glad I had, was that you’re not going to let this happen, this isn’t how your story ends.”

The Bridgewater attempted kidnapping was caught on surveillance video. (Image credit: Bridgewater police)

Gordon Lyons, 57, hid under a sheet during his hospital arraignment. The runner’s quick thinking, not only breaking free and kicking him until he ran away, but also getting a picture of his license plate, helped  lead police to him. He had crashed on Route 24 in West Bridgewater.

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Lyons, who was already convicted of rape in 1978 pleaded not guilty to kidnapping and indecent assault on Tuesday.

Christina Hager