An Escondido man allegedly kidnapped his mother and girlfriend Thursday afternoon, according to authorities.
Police said they received an emergency call from a woman just before 1 p.m. reporting the kidnapping. Officers met the caller near South Centre City Parkway and Town Center Avenue to gather more information.
The woman told police that her son, 29-year-old Emmanuel Cedano, had visited her home earlier in the day and made threats against both her and his girlfriend, who was also at the home at the time. After a verbal altercation with the women, he left.
Police said Cedano allegedly returned to the home a few hours later and began choking his mother. He then allegedly forced both women into a white 1992 Nissan Pathfinder, making his mother drive.
According to authorities, sometime later Cedano’s mother stalled the car just north of Centre City Parkway.
She got out of the car, fled the area and later called police to report the kidnapping.
After his mother fled, police said Cedano quickly moved into the driver’s seat and drove away with his girlfriend. They weren’t seen for several hours, investigators said.
At around 6:30 p.m., police spotted the suspect’s vehicle in Escondido and a short pursuit ensued.
Cedano was caught and arrested just after 7 p.m., police said. His girlfriend was in the car with him and police said she was not injured.
No information has been released regarding the motive for the alleged kidnapping.
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