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Surveillance video released of woman escaping inmate who took her hostage

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Surveillance video has been released showing the clever getaway of a woman from escaped inmate Michael Elliot, who had taken her hostage.

In the gas station surveillance video, the man on the left in the dark jacket and white sweater is 40-year-old Elliot.  Elliot was convicted in 1993 of killing four people and was serving five life sentences.

The blurred person seen in the video talking to the clerk is the woman Elliot carjacked after escaping from a Michigan prison.  Authorities say the woman snuck out of the car and got the clerk to write down the gas station's address. She then locked herself in the bathroom and called 911.  She was rescued minutes later when police arrived.

Elliot got away from the gas station. He was later caught in LaPorte and was extradited back to Michigan.  He's due in court Wednesday to face charges of kidnapping, carjacking and escaping prison.

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