BIZARRE CLAIMS... FROM A WOMAN WHO PHONED SALT LAKE POLICE LATE SUNDAY NIGHT.

AUTHORITIES SAY THE WOMAN CLAIMS SHE WAS KIDNAPPED -- IN NEW YORK CITY, THREE WEEKS AGO -- AND HAD ATTEMPTED NUMEROUS ESCAPES, WHILE BEING DRIVEN ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

THE WOMAN TOLD POLICE THE SUSPECT SAID HE WAS HEADED TO LAS VEGAS OR RENO.

SHE WAS HOSPITALIZED, AFTER POLICE FOUND HER AT 6TH SOUTH, FIRST WEST.

AUTHORITIES CLAIM SHE HAS INJURIES CONSISTANT WITH SEVERAL RECENT ASSAULTS.