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Man Allegedly Kidnapped His Wife At Gunpoint In Malibu, Then Raped Her

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A man was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping his wife at gunpoint as she left work and then raping her in her car on Friday.Rudy Zendejas, 27, allegedly kidnapped his wife just as she was leaving her job in Malibu around 6:30 pm on Friday, according to City News Service. He held her at gunpoint and forced her to drive to a poorly-lit residential area on Gramercy Place in Los Angeles where he raped her, according to sheriff's deputies.

Zendejas then asked her to let him out at the corner of Western Avenue and 2nd Street where he fled. The victim then drove home and reported the crime to authorities. Zendejas was arrested by sheriff's deputies from the Malibu/Lost Hills station last night around 5:45 pm. He is being held in lieu of $1 million bail