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Woman Calls 9-1-1 From The Trunk Of An Abandoned SUV To Say She Was Kidnapped

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A woman called 9-1-1 from inside the trunk of an SUV after she says two men bound her and put her inside. At about 11 p.m. last night, a woman called 9-1-1 to say she had been kidnapped. CHP Officer Peter Bishop said police were able to track the woman's phone to an abandoned SUV off of the 10 Freeway on the North Dudley Street off-ramp, KTLA reports. Inside, they found the woman tied up in the trunk, but the men had allegedly left on foot.

Sgt. John Sagardia of the L.A. County Sheriff's station in East L.A. said that the woman's family had reporter her missing earlier, according to L.A. Times.

The woman said two men, described as both Hispanic with shaved heads, told her they were taking her to Colorado. The abandoned SUV had Colorado plates.

The woman was taken to a nearby hospital, but she was not seriously hurt.

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