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Kidnapped Mom Found in Trunk at SC Rest Area

Kidnapped Mom Found in Trunk at SC Rest Area

SANTEE, S.C.  (AP/WVOC) - South Carolina troopers say they have taken a Virginia man into custody after finding his mother in the trunk of his car at a rest area on I-95 in Orangeburg County.

The Highway Patrol says its officers were looking for the Cadillac after being told it was involved in a kidnapping in Richmond, Virginia.

Troopers spotted the vehicle in a rest area near Santee around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

They apprehended the driver, 20-year-old Regelio Lopez, and rescued his mother from the trunk.

Authorities say she did not appear to suffer life-threatening injuries.

 

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