Police in Arcadia, California has arrested a man they say attacked and held his ex-girlfriend captive Sunday night, an incident that was recorded on a doorbell camera.
According to WMTV, have charged Robert Michael Mendez with attempted murder and kidnapping.
The video shows the woman running to the front door, knock on the door for help, and then a man grabs her by the hair and drags her away as she screams.
“I thought she was going to die. It was really traumatic to watch,” said Tammy Raycraft, a neighbor. “We looked out the side window over here and witnessed him stomping on her, pulling her by her hair … it was awful.”
Neighbors called the police when they heard and saw what was happening.
Arcadia PD says Mendez had been holding the victim for at least a day when she was able to escape.
Police said the woman suffered major injuries and was taken to the hospital.
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