A jealous man, Yaroslav Fokin kidnapped his ex-wife for a romantic date in the forest – – gave her a bouquet of flowers.
The ex-wife, Elena Rukhlyada was stuffed inside a bag before she was dragging into a forest.
The athlete was later found unharmed after she was reported missing. Fokin was arrested and sentenced to a four-and-a-half years in a maximum-security prison for kidnapping.
The 2011 Mountain Running World Championship, silver medal winner, Elena said she was scared and couldn’t fight back because her ex-husband had threatened to kill her slowly few months before the ordeal.
“I was trying to chew the tape to release myself but understood that there was no way I could escape. I thought it was the end.
“I did not interfere as he was evil and could use the knife. He brought me to a place in the forest and presented me with flowers like it was a romantic date.”. She added.