Police Discover Kidnapped Man in Trunk During Traffic Stop

Dash Cam video caught the moment a routine traffic stop took a strange twist.
2:04 | 12/04/12

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First, let's get right to that incredible police dash cam video out of texas. It began as a routine traffic stop until the officers heard a scream from inside the car's trunk. The arrest, the rescue, all of it caught on tape. And abc's john muller has the entire story. Reporter: This police dash cam video, capturing a routine traffic stop, that's about to become anything but routine. What cops don't know yet, there's a man tied up in that trunk, fearing for his life. That man, 22-year-old shawn bloomer, seen here in his twitter picture. Police say these three kidnapped blomer from his job in august. He was beaten and stuffed inside his own car trunk after their car broke down. Cops say the suspects were looking to buy drugs. The whole time, blomer still in that trunk, at times, passing out. Incredibly, he came to just in time to see flashing lights outside a crack in a broken taillight. I heard a voice. And I could tell from, you know, from his inflection, that he was an officer. He came back and asked about insurance. And that's when I started kicking and punching on the hood, yelling. Reporter: And now, the payoff. Backup units arrive. And guns are drawn. Cops pull the suspects out of the car. Then, it's to the trunk, guns still drawn. Not sure if it's friend or foe inside. The trunk was popped. Exposed my hands like the officers asked me to do. And then, there was probably eight or ten cop cars there at that point. Reporter: Blomer is safe. The nightmare is over. He got to thank the officers who may have saved his life at a ceremony honoring their quick thinking. There's not really a lot i can say, except for thank you. But it means a lot more than that. Reporter: And the three suspects? They are behind bars this morning, charged with kidnapping and theft. For "good morning america," john muller, abc news, new york. What a nightmare. So glad he turned out okay.

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