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Kidnap victim: "Glad that it was me and not anyone else"

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BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wisconsin (WXOW) - The woman kidnapped by two escaped correctional inmates is speaking out about her ordeal.

The woman, an employee at Ho-Chunk Gaming-Black River Falls, had a news release issued by the Nation's public relations office. The release says its the only comments she will make for the time being.

The release gives a timeline of what happened to her Wednesday morning. As she was walking into work from the employee parking lot at 537am, she was approached by the two escapees, James Newman and James Misleveck, and forced into her car.

The three drove around for roughly six hours before ending up in Sparta.  There the two men left her and her vehicle. As the pair searched for another vehicle to steal, the woman went to a business to get police.

The release says the woman wasn't physically hurt, but shaken emotionally. She commented, "I am glad that it was me and not anyone else.  I hope that law enforcement catches these guys as soon as possible and that nobody gets hurt."

The woman also was grateful to family and friends that have supported her through these events.

As of late Thursday afternoon, the two men are still on the loose. 

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