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Dashcam video shows rescue of Richmond mother from son’s trunk

Posted at 5:29 PM, Mar 05, 2014
and last updated 2014-03-06 07:09:38-05

COLUMBIA, SC (WTVR/WLTX) - Dash cam video released Wednesday by the SC Department of Public Safety  shows riveting footage of state troopers as they found a woman in the trunk of a car.

The Richmond woman was recovered Tuesday, Feb. 25 at a South Carolina rest area off Interstate 95. Her son, Regelio Lopez, 20, is accused of kidnapping her.

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A "be on the lookout" alert had been issued after reports that the car was related to a kidnapping in Virginia Beach, Virginia, according to affiliates WLTX.

Regelio Lopez The dash cam video shows State Troopers approaching the car with guns drawn, telling the man behind the wheel to get out of the vehicle.

Seconds later they opened the trunk to find the woman inside.

The troopers involved in the arrest ask the woman if she was being held against her will, and tell her that they are calling an ambulance. Her injuries were not life-threatening.

She returned to the state last week.

Her son Regelio, remains in the Orangeburg-Calhoun Regional Detention Center.