Panhandler kept as personal torture slave for months makes daring escape from clutches of Florida kidnapper: police

A Florida woman kept as a torture slave for months made a daring escape from her deranged kidnapper, who later ended up in cuffs after a high-speed chase with Sunshine State cops.

The unnamed woman allegedly escaped from the clutches of Walter Medina, 48, running from his van and into a gas station in Seffner on Monday after enduring months of agony, officials said.

The woman alleged she’d been panhandling in Tampa back in January when she met Medina, and he wooed her with food and drugs, the Hillsborough Sheriff’s Office said.

But Medina’s behavior turned frightening, and the woman found herself allegedly trapped as he beat and tortured her for over two months, according to officials.

“The victim endured unimaginable suffering at the hands of Medina as he forcibly transported her around the Tampa Bay area and threatened to kill her if she fled or sought help,” the sheriff’s office said.

Medina allegedly beat her with a baseball bat and broke numerous ribs, and left her with puncture wounds from a screwdriver, among other injuries.

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