An Edenton man is thankful to be alive today, after being kidnapped at gunpoint and being forced to drive nearly 900 miles.
Al Waff returned safely to North Carolina this afternoon.
Deputies say the 56-year-old businessman was confronted at his home Monday morning by a man wearing a hooded coat and carrying a gun.
He was told if he drove the man to Alabama he would be released unharmed.
A local search for Waff began when his family reported him missing.
Between 2:30 and 3:00 this morning he called his family saying he was safe in Alabama. Deputies say his truck has been impounded as it is being processed for evidence.
The kidnapper was about 6-feet tall, wieghing between 180 and 220 pounds with a military-style haircut.
Waff told authorities very few words were exchanged between the two on their long journey to Alabama.