Mystery Doorbell Ringer Seen in Shackles Thought She 'Was Going to Die' That Night

Playing Mystery Texas Doorbell Ringer Says She 'Awoke to What Seemed Like a Nightmare'

The mysterious woman captured on camera ringing a Texas doorbell in the middle of the night is speaking out exclusively to Inside Edition about what really happened that night. 

Chilling footage showed the woman outside a home in Montgomery, located outside Houston, at 3:20 a.m., seeking help. The woman, barefoot and wearing a T-shirt, appeared to have restraints on her wrist.

For days, police sought the mysterious woman before she was eventually found safe. At the time, officials declined to identify her due to her status as "a family violence victim."

But now, the woman, who asked that she be identified only by her first name, Lauren, is opening up, telling Inside Edition's Jim Moret about the terrifying ordeal.

"I was asleep and awoke to what seemed like a nightmare," Lauren said. Her boyfriend, identified by police as Dennis Collins, was "kneeling" above her, "stuffing some sort of cloths in my mouth, duct-taping my entire head," she said.

In the moment, Lauren feared for her life. 

"I truly felt like when that was happening, like, I was going to die there that night," she said.

Tune into Inside Edition Monday for more of the horrifying events leading up to what Lauren's night of terror. 

RELATED STORIES

Woman Seen in Shackles on Doorbell Cam Defends Boyfriend Accused of Assaulting Her

Man Accused of Holding Mystery Woman Seen in Shackles Captive Was Not a 'Monster,' Brother Says

Mystery Woman Seen in Shackles Ringing Doorbell in Texas Has Been Found Safe