A video captured by a doorbell camera in Arcadia, on Sunday night, Sept. 29, shows a woman trying to get help at someone’s front door as a man is chasing her.

The woman was trying to escape her estranged boyfriend, Robert Michael Mendez, 27, according to Arcadia detectives.

The suspect grabbed the victim by the hair and dragged her away, investigators said. He then forced the victim down the block to his home on South Santa Anita Avenue and held her inside against her will.

Arcadia police said someone sent them a link to the video around 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30. That led them to begin canvassing the area to locate the victim.

The victim was later taken to a hospital to be treated for numerous injuries.

Mendez was arrested at the home. He is facing charges of kidnapping, attempted murder, and false imprisonment, among other charges.

The case is still under investigation.

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