Saturday, July 10, 2010

During Police Chase An Apparent Kidnap Victim Breaks Out of Trunk

It all began when a police patrol car from the Babicora station, with municipal and federal agents aboard, noticed a Honda Accord speeding through the intersection of Mitla and Valle de Cedro at about 10:15 p.m. on Thursday night.

The patrol car signaled for the car to stop but the driver decided to run for it. Backup was called in. While chasing the driver the patrolman noticed that a person in the trunk of the Honda had kicked open the lid of the trunk. Then a woman jumped out of the vehicle onto the pavement.

The backup patrol stopped to take care of the woman, who was obviously injured by the fall, and call for medical assistance while the other car continued the chase. A few blocks away the car was stopped and the driver, Iván Díaz Partelo, was arrested and charged with kidnapping.

When booked, Mr. Díaz was photographed with a visible bruise on his forhead and his left eye was swollen almost completely shut. Click here for story in Diario.

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