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Man arrested for attempted kidnapping of ex-girlfriend

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 6:59pm

A man in Las Cruces is under arrest for trying to kidnap his ex-girlfriend Monday afternoon.

Police said David Pena, 23, tried to force the 19-year-old woman into his car as she left work.

According to police, the woman was on the phone with a police officer at the time of the attempted kidnapping.

The officer was following up on a restraining order she had filed against Pena on Friday.
LCPD said Pena took off when the woman began screaming and her co-workers came to help.

Pena was found and is being held on a $50,000 cash only bond.

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