The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) from the Shallow detachment are investigating an incident that allegedly occurred early Monday evening and appeared to be an attempted kidnapping.
The police force confirmed, Tuesday, that a complaint was filed by a young man from New Brunswick who alleges that he was beaten by two people and the victim of an attempted kidnapping.
Shanie-Lee Brideau Noël shared her decadent adventure on social media when she returned to the province after her stay in Quebec.
The young woman said she stopped her car when she was on Route 180, halfway between the municipalities of Bathurst and St Quentin, at the request of a woman on the road who had put up signs.
A man allegedly got out of his car to inquire about a suspected puncture, and attempted to force him into it.
The victim reportedly managed to injure the attacker before she saw another person attacking her by pushing her to the ground and kicking her multiple times.
Shanie-Lee Brideau Noël was able for a second time to get rid of the assailant who was trying to force him into the truck.
The young woman, in her twenties, was thus able to get back into her car and escape, without being pursued by three assailants for a few minutes and then turning around on the road.
Known as the Chemin des Ressources, Route 180 offers a hostile and gorgeous landscape.
The area is devoid of cellular coverage at a distance of several tens of kilometers and there is no commerce, business or housing on the logging road connecting Restigouche West and the Chaleur District.
The CCNB student in Dieppe says it took an hour before she was able to contact the police and her relatives.
“We live in a world with a lot of people and sometimes you think this only happens in the movies or in other countries, but no, it happened here in the way of resources,” Shani said. – Lee Prideaux Noel.
The young woman added on her Facebook page: “I am getting better, I am still in shock, but time will tell. I am fortunate to be safe and sound at home.”
The victim describes the truck used by his attackers as white or light gray.
As for his attackers, it was a woman with long curly blond hair, between the ages of 27 and 30, who was wearing a long pink coat. She spoke French and English without noticeable accents.
The two men were between 30 and 40 years old, with dark hair, two eyes, one of them a beard.
According to the police and the complainant, one of the men may have had a serious eye injury.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) says Chaney-Lee Prideaux Noel sustained facial injuries, quelling rumors that the victim went there with fake injuries on her body.
In order not to harm the ongoing investigation, the police did not specify whether the young woman had previously been targeted by the suspects or whether she was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police is asking anyone who has driven on Route 180 near Mount Carlton on Mondays between 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm and who has seen the suspicious vehicle or has video recordings of the road to come to police authorities.