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Homeless Man Suspected of Kidnapping Ex-Girlfriend Arrested in El Cajon

A man accused of kidnapping his ex-girlfriend was arrested Tuesday in El Cajon, police confirmed. 

The alleged kidnapping happened in the early morning on Monday, according to El Cajon police. Around 5 a.m., a witness called police to report that a woman's ex-boyfriend physically dragged her away, forced her into his car and drove off.

The witness said that both she and the victim are homeless women. They were sleeping together near the campus of an elementary school, on the 500 block of West Madison Avenue.

She woke up when she heard the victim struggling to get away, before she was forcibly taken in his car, said police.

At about 11 a.m. Tuesday, detectives investigating the case discovered both the victim and the suspect sleeping in a parked car in the parking lot by a shopping center. It's located in the Point Loma area of San Diego.

Police arrested the ex-boyfriend, identified as 55-year-old Mark David Dabrowski, without further incident. He will be booked into San Diego County jail for kidnapping and domestic violence charges.

An investigation is underway.

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