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How Debbie Harry fled serial killer Ted Bundy

Narrow escape: Harry freed herself

DEBBIE HARRY has told how she had a lucky escape from serial killer Ted Bundy.

The Blondie singer says she was picked up late at night by Bundy in Avenue C in Manhattan’s East Village in 1972.

She had been trying to hail a cab when she was offered a lift by a stranger. The 73-year-old singer told Interview magazine: ‘I was trying to get across town to an after-hours club. A little white car pulls up and the guy offers me a ride.

Scary: Serial killer Ted Bundy

‘He was very persistent and asked where I was going. I got in and the windows were rolled up except an inch and a half at the top. I realised there was no door handle, no window crank, no nothing. The inside of the car was totally stripped out.’

She reached through the window and opened the door from the outside. ‘He tried to turn the corner really fast, and I spun out and landed in the middle of the street,’ she said.

In 1989 Bundy was executed after killing at least 30 women in five years. When Harry saw his face on the news the next day, she recognised him, adding: ‘Very scary. I’m one of the lucky ones.’

Zac Efron stars as the infamous Bundy in Sky Cinema’s new film Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile.