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Police stop man, 20, and find his mother locked in trunk of car

By Mason White 7:29 AM February 28, 2014
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By: Sanvi Rizvi
(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested after police discovered his mother locked in his car trunk, according to police in South Carolina.

The incident began when police were tipped off to a car that was involved in a kidnapping.

Police found the car that was driven by 20-year-old Regelio Lopez. When police searched the car and opened the trunk, they found a woman inside. Lopez was arrested after State Police, who had been looking for his Cadillac, saw him at a rest stop along Interstate 95 in Orangeburg County.

At the time, police were unsure who the woman was. However, she was later identified as the kidnapper’s mother. Authorities said that Lopez had kidnapped his mother in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and had driven south.

Lopez’s mother was conscious when police found her. After evaluating her, paramedics said that she did not have any life-threatening injuries.

Lopez is being held at the Orangeburg County Detention Center and will be extradited back to Virginia, to face charges. So far, it is not known why Lopez abducted his mother.