A stranger knocked on the window of the Beta Theta Pi house basement just after lunch Monday.
When he came around to the door, he told the cook he was there to do work on the house.
He grabbed her and pulled her into a bathroom before she could confirm his story.
She screamed for help.
She got it.
The fraternity’s members rushed to the scene and held down the man until police arrived at the house at 114 S. Columbia St.
Police charged Troy Deshane Watson, 34, with felonious kidnapping and misdemeanor charges of assault on a female, communicating threats and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to Chapel Hill police reports.
“We’re impressed with how the brothers responded,” fraternity president Larsen Jones said. “The victim is doing much better.”
The 39-year-old woman escaped with a few bruises but did not require medical attention, police spokesman Lt. Kevin Gunter said.